29 August 2014

WEF Netmundial Initiative Meeting Feedback Positive; Next ICG Meeting

The World Economic Forum’s Netmundial Initiative meeting yesterday, has received mostly positive feedback, example:

Statement from U.S. Secretary Of Commerce Penny Pritzker on World Economic Forum’s Netmundial Initiative | Department of Commerce: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker issued the following statement on the launch of the NetMundial Initiative on Internet governance cooperation announced by the World Economic Forum in Geneva:
“I want to thank the World Economic Forum for taking on the important task of facilitating discussions for the global Internet community on how to apply the NetMundial Principles in practice. I hope the framework for these discussions is open and transparent and allows for the participation of all interested parties. These discussions also should consider how to build bridges between the NetMundial initiative and existing governance institutions and processes, including the Internet Governance Forum, taking care to complement and bolster them through its work. The U.S. Department of Commerce looks forward to working with all the stakeholders on this important effort.”
In addition, the video stream quality was excellent for all sessions. A handout at the meeting: The NETmundial Initiative Action Dialogues Overview (pdf); other information can be found here and here.

Reminder: Next Meeting of ICG to follow IGF in Istanbul next week: "The next face-to-face meeting of the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) will take place next Saturday, September 6, 2014, following next week's Ninth Annual IGF Meeting in Istanbul, Turkey. Similar to the London Meeting, the community will be able to follow the ICG's second meeting through a Virtual Meeting Room ...."

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