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Panel on Global Internet Cooperation & Governance Mechanisms Submits NETMundial Contribution Following Sunnylands Meeting Source:ICANN, 11 March 2014 Time:

http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-2-11mar14-en.htm


RANCHO MIRAGE, CALIF. – On March 7, the Panel on Global Internet Cooperation and Governance Mechanisms submitted a contribution to NETMundial following their second meeting to discuss guiding principles for a global Internet governance ecosystem at The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage, California. Representing a diverse group of global stakeholders from government, civil society, the private sector, the technical community and international organizations, the panel looks forward to feedback on its NETMundial contribution.

"We hope that our contribution on Internet governance principles and still-evolving roadmap to operationalizing those principles will foster further discussion at NETMundial" said Vint Cerf, vice-chair of the panel. "Our goal is to achieve equitable stakeholder participation in bottom-up fashion so as to assure ecosystem legitimacy and continued Internet success. It has grown smoothly in the last few decades to serve more than 3 billion users and will have to handle several billion additional users and devices in the years to come."

During fruitful discussions facilitated by a team of experts at Sunnylands February 27 – 28, the Panel identified 11 strong Internet governance principles built upon a multistakeholder framework. The Panel's current and developing view on a roadmap forward to operationalize those principles includes:

  • New mechanisms to map issues to solutions are needed.
  • New localized mechanisms and national and regional Internet governance structures are needed.
  • ICANN needs to further globalize.
  • Global, regional, and national forums and dialogues on Internet governance issues must be strengthened.
  • Expert communities are needed to support Internet governance structures and mechanisms.
  • More empowerment, development, and tools are needed to enable Internet governance mechanisms and structures at the global, regional, and national levels.
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