Global Digital Governance & Cooperation
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Nigel Hickson Head, Internet Governance International Directorate, Department for Science, Innovation & Technology, United Kingdom Vice-Chair, CWG-Internet, ITU
Nigel Hickson, Head, Internet Governance International Directorate, Department for Science, Innovation & Technology, UK
Targets: The session aims to strengthen collaboration with the multi-stakeholder community on international Internet-related public policy issues.
The ITU Council Working Group on International Internet-related Public Policy Issues (CWG-Internet) was established in 2010 by the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference. The Group, comprised of ITU Member States, meets bi-annually to identify, study and develop matters related to international Internet-related public policy issues. Recognizing the importance of multi-stakeholder collaboration to address the complex and emerging questions related to such issues, the Group regularly holds public consultations on different topics, open to all stakeholders, with a view to soliciting diverse perspectives that can inform any new or ongoing work within the ITU and/or the UN on the subject. Inputs on the topics can be submitted online, followed by an in-person multi-stakeholder meeting at the ITU premises in Geneva, during the CWG-Internet meetings. This interactive session will provide an overview of the Group and its activities, present opportunities for engaging with the Group and the consultations, as well as seeking feedback on potential consultation topics for the future.
This will be an informal chat, with a Q&A segment for both onsite and online participants.