[governance] Re: [bestbits] Call for making the IGF permanent

Gene Kimmelman genekimmelman at gmail.com
Mon Sep 1 03:35:36 EDT 2014

Public Knowledge supports.
On Sep 1, 2014 10:29 AM, "Jeanette Hofmann" <jeanette at wzb.eu> wrote:

> Hi all,
> at the BB meeting yesterday we discussed the idea of a BB statement that
> would ask the UN to make the IGF a permanent body instead of  renewing its
> mandate for another limited term of 5 or 10 years.
> This idea found broad support among the attendees of the BB meeting.
> Later on I discussed the content of such a statement with other
> stakeholders at the IGF and I got the impression that we might be able to
> draft a cross-stakeholder statement together with the technical community
> and the private sector. (Individual governments support such a statement
> too but I am not sure it would be possible within the few days available to
> coordiante enough signatures by governments to make this an all inclusive
> statement.)
> Right now, a multi-stakeholder statement coming out of this IGF is only an
> idea that needs further exploration within the respective groups. So, with
> this email to the bb list and the IGC list I am asking for your opinions to
> find out if such a cross-stakeholder statement would find support in civil
> society.
> jeanette
> P.S. Lately, I have been unable to post to the IGC list. If this email
> does not appear on the IGC list, would someone be so kind to forward it?
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