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

Suresh Ramasubramanian suresh at hserus.net
Wed Sep 3 01:35:06 EDT 2014

I agree with you here.

--srs (iPad)

> On 03-Sep-2014, at 10:43, Tapani Tarvainen <tapani.tarvainen at effi.org> wrote:
>> On Sep 03 06:25, Suresh Ramasubramanian (suresh at hserus.net) wrote:
>> Any organization with permanent UN funding will doubtless have the
>> usual strings attached is her point I think. I seriously doubt it
>> would be easy to score a permanent grant of UN money with the
>> potential for a future IGF to be held in, say, Taipei.
> That is probably true, but a longer mandate (even if not "permanent"),
> say 10 years, and at least one decided well in advance rather than at
> the last minute as usual would also make it easier for other potential
> donors (notably some governments) to fund IGF.
> That said, I don't see any chance whatsoever for permanent
> IGF mandate after the current one expires, even 10 years
> extension is very unlikely. Most likely it'll be another 5 years
> and even that decided only in December 2015 or something like that.
> -- 
> Tapani Tarvainen

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