[governance] Meeting report ECOSOC presentations

McTim dogwallah at gmail.com
Thu Jul 28 13:16:50 EDT 2011

On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 12:53 PM, parminder <parminder at itforchange.net>wrote:

> **
> On Thursday 28 July 2011 04:26 PM, Renate Bloem (Gmail) wrote:
> ** **
> Dear Philippe and Jean-Louis,****
> ** **
> Let me first thank Philippe for his kind words and his report. Just to add:
> **South Africa**, on behalf of **India** and ****Brazil****, made a strong
> statement in calling for an intergovernmental mechanism for enhanced
> cooperation, separate from but in close cooperation with the IGF.in
>  ****
> While there should be some significant institutional innovations to a
> traditional inter-governmental platform for global IG (some such innovations
> were suggested by my organisation in its submission to the consultation on
> enhanced cooperation in Dec 2010), I find the demand for a new platform for
> democratic global Internet policy making very welcome especially in its
> being conceptualised to be in close cooperation/ connection with the IGF.
> It is especially so if the IGF can reform itself to be able to channel
> multistakeholder inputs purposively into this new policy making platform
> (and these three countires have indeed sought such improvements in the IGF
> whereas developed countries, along with many civil society actors from
> developing countries, have opposed them).
> I completely fail to understand how those who enthusiastically engage with
> OECD kind of inter-governmental poliy-making processes, whose processes of
> multistakeholder input are patently much less open and democratic than the
> above EC-IGF connection scheme, can be against this kind of policy making
> system for the global stage. How do they justify it? I know I have asked
> this question of simple democratic equity and fairness several times but I
> am yet to get a proper answer to it.

I seem to recall several answers, they just aren't something you are willing
to accept/listen to for whatever reasons.


"A name indicates what we seek. An address indicates where it is. A route
indicates how we get there."  Jon Postel
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