UN Needs to Ensure Open and Inclusive Internet Governance
Posted by ISOC.BG News on December 10, 2010
This message is from the international Internet Society, and ISOC-Bulgaria supports it:
In an extraordinary meeting on 6 December, 2010, the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) decided to create a Working Group on Improvements to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) with a membership made up only of governments.
We believe this decision sets back the model of multistakeholder cooperation under which the IGF was established, and contradicts the instructions given to the CSTD for the establishment of the Working Group
Today, 9 December, 2010, the Internet Society joined the International Chamber of Commerce – Business Action to Support the Information Society, the Internet Governance Caucus, and many other Internet, business and civil society organizations in sending a letter to the CSTD asking them to retract their previous decision and to establish an appropriately constituted Working Group.
Read the letter: The letter can be read here (PDF 45KB).
Sign the petition: We need your support. Please sign our petition and ask the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development to ensure that Internet governance remains open and inclusive.