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APC's assessment of the fourth Internet Governance Forum 26 November 2009 APC

The fourth Internet Governance Forum played it safe, but we still saw real progress. Privacy no longer plays second fiddle to security, people’s rights online are recognised as central by all sides. Next year APC hopes for an IGF focusing on development and human rights and looking to the future.

APC perspective on the future of the Internet Governance Forum 18 November 2009 APC

Willie Currie expressed APC’s support for the world’s only existing global debate space on the future of the internet saying “The IGF is an innovation in multi-stakeholder internet governance, it works, it is evolving and should continue” but stressed that it should evolve to be m...

Internet Governance and Information Society: Developing an African Strategy - An agenda for African MPs
Internet Governance and Information Society: Developing an African Strategy - An agenda for African MPs 17 November 2009 Anriette Esterhuysen

Presentation on internet governance, information society and developing a strategy for African MPs. The presentation looks at current processes an institutions, how MPs can approach Internet governance and finally suggests some activities for MPs.

Written Submission to the United Nations Group on the Information Society (UNGIS)
Written Submission to the United Nations Group on the Information Society (UNGIS) 02 October 2009 Willie Currie

Written Submission to the United Nations Group on the Information Society (UNGIS) Open Consultations on Financial Mechanisms for Meeting the Challenges of ICT for Development, to be held 8-9 October 2009, at Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland The Tunis Agenda for the Information Society recognized that...

Comments to ICANN: Proposed bylaw changes to improve accountability
Comments to ICANN: Proposed bylaw changes to improve accountability 30 September 2009 Willie Currie

The Board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) opened new accountability measures for public comments. Willie Currie, APC's policy manager, said in his submission that “The community still does not have the power to dismiss the Board [which] is a signifier of a lac...

Paper 1 (12/2008): Concept and possible scope of a code of good practice on information, participation and transparency
Paper 1 (12/2008): Concept and possible scope of a code of good practice on information, participation and transparency 01 December 2008 David Souter

The UNECE, the Council of Europe (CoE) and APC have been concerned about issues of information and participation in Internet governance since the World Summit on the Information Society and the Working Group on Internet Governance which informed it during 2005. They initiated discussions and hel...

WSIS Follow up: APC contribution to the Secretary General's report on progress
WSIS Follow up: APC contribution to the Secretary General's report on progress 11 June 2008 Anriette Esterhuysen

The Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) is one of the UN bodies that took up the follow up of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). This is APC’s contribution to a CSTD meeting where a report from the Secretary General on progress made in WSIS follow-up and...

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