[governance] [bestbits] CS input to Chairs Statement for GCCS - apologies for short time frame
williams.deirdre at gmail.com
Sat Apr 11 16:41:33 EDT 2015
I found the Capacity Building (paras 44-47) section rather interesting in
that respect. The aspects/values of "multistakeholderism" that most people
seem to agree with - collaboration, co-operation, sharing, involvement,
together with lists of those who might be involved and an open invitation
to any others who are interested - are present throughout the section but
the word itself doesn't appear.
On 11 April 2015 at 16:16, Nnenna Nwakanma <nnenna75 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Many thanks, Ian
> This will come in handy in developing a 4-minute keynote. I Will see how
> many of the key pints I can incorporate. have been further informed that
> keynote speakers are to keep to specific themes and mine will be "bridging
> the digital divide; freedom and privacy online".
> Granted, it will be important to stress the respect of human rights and
> all of that, but I am convinced that the Parminder question of "why are you
> shying away from more democratic UN-led instances?" on the process may
> still need to be asked. From the suggestion from organisers, Fadi Chehade
> will be the one speaking on "Internet Governance"
> Still listening here
> On Sat, Apr 11, 2015 at 7:41 PM, Ian Peter <ian.peter at ianpeter.com> wrote:
>> >Thanks Ian. Is this available online anywhere?
>> Probably not Anne, although I suspect the Chair’s statement when
>> finalised will be at https://www.gccs2015.com/
>> But this is a conference emanating from meetings of mostly foreign
>> ministries from various governments, which is including civil society and
>> trying to be “multistakeholder” for the first time. But this does not (yet)
>> extend to transparent open processes where we will get to see other inputs
>> to a Chairs Statement, let alone have a chance to discuss such inputs
>> across stakeholder groups. Maybe next time...
>> *From:* Anne Jellema <anne.jellema at webfoundation.org>
>> *Sent:* Saturday, April 11, 2015 6:03 PM
>> *To:* Ian Peter <ian.peter at ianpeter.com>
>> *Cc:* governance at lists.igcaucus.org ; bestbits at lists.bestbits.net ; JNC
>> Forum <forum at justnetcoalition.org>
>> *Subject:* Re: [bestbits] CS input to Chairs Statement for GCCS -
>> apologies for short time frame
>> Thanks Ian. Is this available online anywhere?
>> On Sat, Apr 11, 2015 at 2:30 AM, Ian Peter <ian.peter at ianpeter.com>
>>> Thanks to everyone (about 40 people) who responded to this with
>>> comments and suggestions.
>>> I am attaching the letter which was sent a few hours ago to the Dutch
>>> organisers, with consolidated CS inputs. Our understanding of the process
>>> is that a new draft of the Chairs statement, taking into account the
>>> various inputs, will be issued just before the conference next week.
>>> However at that stage there will be no more new inputs to text, but rather
>>> discussion limited to red line text.
>>> This ended up being a very rushed process, as we were advised with 48
>>> hours of a new deadline for us to submit our suggestions. Compiling about
>>> 40 sets of comments at short notice into one document was difficult, and
>>> left very little time for a small group to produce a consolidated text and
>>> submit it. Apologies for not being able to consult wider on this, but we
>>> trust that the document submitted covers the range of suggestions and
>>> viewpoints submitted. It will be interesting to see which of our
>>> suggestions make it through to the final statement!
>>> Ian Peter
>>> *From:* Ian Peter <ian.peter at ianpeter.com>
>>> *Sent:* Saturday, April 04, 2015 8:02 AM
>>> *To:* governance at lists.igcaucus.org ; bestbits at lists.bestbits.net ;
>>> forum at justnetcoalition.org
>>> *Subject:* CS input to Chairs Statement for GCCS - apologies for short
>>> time frame
>>> Dear friends,
>>> *[Apologies for cross-posting]*
>>> *Below is a statement requesting your input into formulating the civil
>>> society response to the Chair’s statement for GCCS 2015. Apologies for very
>>> short comments period, but the draft was only released for our wider input
>>> in last 24 hours, and we need to submit a consolidated CS response after
>>> getting your input. There will be another (again short) opportunity to
>>> comment on the consolidated response as per message below.*
>>> *Governments and business interests will also be responding to the text
>>> separately in the same time frame, so we can expect changes. There are some
>>> (surprisingly) good sections of the text currently (IMHO) that we need to
>>> argue to retain, plus plenty where we can suggest improvements. But please
>>> input within the time frame either by the form or the email address below.*
>>> We would like to bring to your attention the call for civil society
>>> input on the outcome document for the Global Conference on Cyberspace
>>> 2015 <https://www.gccs2015.com/gccs/all-about-gccs2015> (GCCS 2015), hosted
>>> by the government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and taking place in
>>> The Hague on 16 and 17 April 2015.
>>> Following on from the London (2011), Budapest (2012), and Seoul (2013)
>>> Conferences - a series also known as the London Process, the 2015 event in
>>> The Hague will provide an opportunity for further high-level discussion of
>>> key cyberspace issues, structured around the three main themes of
>>> Freedom <https://www.gccs2015.com/themes/freedom>, Security
>>> <https://www.gccs2015.com/themes/security-0> and Growth
>>> <https://www.gccs2015.com/themes/growth>. The Conference will be a
>>> stock-taking event, assessing the current global situation and mapping out
>>> the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. By engaging governments,
>>> business, academia and civil society participants at the Conference, the
>>> organisers hope to find practical solutions to real and urgent challenges,
>>> and to progress the agenda of a free, open and secure internet.
>>> Based on the assumption that all those who have a stake in cyberspace
>>> should be able to express their views and participate in a meaningful way,
>>> this year, the organisers are putting particular emphasis on facilitating
>>> multistakeholder engagement in the Conference. As part of an effort to
>>> achieve this, the Conference organisers are interested in getting Civil
>>> Society input on the draft outcome document of the Conference (The Chair’s
>>> Ian Peter
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