[governance] Recommendation to the UN General Assembly for an Open Ended Mandate of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

parminder parminder at itforchange.net
Thu Sep 4 16:11:44 EDT 2014

My main problem with the letter - as I discussed today personally with 
Jeanette and Stephanie -  is the promotion in it of the IGF support 
association - an unknown and as non transparent imitative as any . Its 
civil society representation especially I do not understand and 
appriciate... Where did the group come from, who formed it, why... And 
why in the cover of something like the preservation of the IGF which 
issue would rightly get  great support, including perhaps from 
governments, this unknown non transparent organisation is being 
promoted. Who are they?


On Thursday 04 September 2014 07:38 PM, Stephanie Perrin wrote:
> Just an update:  we already have over a dozen signatories.  I will 
> send an update on signatories at 9am tomorrow, and at 1pm tomorrow, 
> UTC+2.  Qualified statements of support are also most welcome; please 
> indicate how you would prefer this support to be expressed.
> The proper title for the attached document is listed in the Subject line.
> Stephanie Perrin
>> Dear colleagues and fellow stakeholders of the Internet Governance Forum:
>> At the 9th meeting of the Internet Governance Forum, various
>> stakeholders discussed their common desire to request an immediate
>> extension of the IGF mandate, in order to create stabiity for the
>> organization and predictability for those engaged in seeking funding for
>> projects.  We have drafted a statement to send to the UN, to request not
>> just an immediate renewal of the IGF mandate, but rather an open-ended
>> re-authorization of the IGF as a voluntary, multistakeholder forum.  We
>> request that other participants in the IGF also support this message on
>> or before November 1.
>> We will be creating a neutral website for this project at
>> www.IGFcontinuity.org  very shortly, to accept sign-ons of organizations,
>> countries, and individuals.  In the meantime, the undersigned will
>> collect your signatures and description of your organization if you are
>> able to endorse this letter by the time of the closing ceremony at IGF
>> 2014.  The deadline to be included in the letter presented via the Chair
>> will be 11am UTC, Friday September 5.
>> Examples of how you will be listed appear below:
>> 1.  Jane Smith                       Individual
>> 2.  Acme Industry Association        Association representing 150 manuacturers of widgets
>> 3.  State of [x]                     Country
>>   Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions.
>> Jeanette Hofmann, Berlin Social Science Center,jeanette at wzb.eu
>> Stephanie Perrin, Non-commercial Stakeholders Group, ICANN,stephanie.perrin at mail.utoronto.ca

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