[IGFmaglist] IGF mandate has been extended for 10 years

Bhatia, Virat virat.bhatia at intl.att.com
Thu Dec 17 05:51:31 EST 2015

Dear Janis, Chengetai and Colleagues,

Greetings, appreciation , and gratitude from New Delhi.

Tremendous team effort by all.  Special thanks to Janis for his leadership, Chengetai and colleagues in secretariat for their endless energy, enthusiasm and support to the efforts of the MAG.

We all look forward to an exciting new phase of IGF starting with Mexico in 2016!

Greetings of the season and Merry Christmas.


Virat Bhatia

From: Igfmaglist [mailto:igfmaglist-bounces at intgovforum.org] On Behalf Of Mark Carvell
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To: Janis Karklins; Chengetai Masango; Constance Bommelaer
Cc: Sarah Taylor; igfmaglist at intgovforum.org; Shola Taylor
Subject: Re: [IGFmaglist] IGF mandate has been extended for 10 years

Dear Janis and Chengetai

Great appreciation also from London: superb team effort with a special commendation also to Constance for her inspirational leadership and dedication on tangible outcomes. Time for all to relax and look forward to the next IGF!

Kind regards - and season's greetings to all.


Mark Carvell
Global Internet Governance Policy
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
mark.carvell at culture.gov.uk<mailto:mark.carvell at culture.gov.uk>
tel +44 (0) 20 7211 6062

On 17 December 2015 at 05:58, Peter Dengate Thrush <barrister at chambers.gen.nz<mailto:barrister at chambers.gen.nz>> wrote:
Thanks Janis
I echo the comments of others- congrats to you, MAG members past and present, and the Secretariat under Chengetai's leadership for this achievement.

Happy holidays to all!


Peter Dengate Thrush

On 17/12/2015, at 1:30 PM, <karklinsj at gmail.com<mailto:karklinsj at gmail.com>> <karklinsj at gmail.com<mailto:karklinsj at gmail.com>> wrote:
Dear MAG colleagues,

As promised I am writing to inform you that earlier today the UN GA at the High Level WSIS + 10 review meeting unanimously decided to extend the mandate of IGF as defined in para 72 of the Tunis agenda for the next 10 years.
The adopted text suggest the following:

68. We acknowledge the role of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) as a multistakeholder  platform for discussion of Internet governance issues.  We support the recommendations of  the report of the CSTD Working Group on improvements to the IGF, which were taken note  of by the General Assembly in its resolution 68/198, and we call for their accelerated  implementation. We extend the IGF mandate for another 10 years with its current mandate  as set out in paragraph 72 to 78 of the Tunis Agenda for the Information Society. We  recognize that during this period, the IGF should continue to show progress on working  modalities, and participation of relevant stakeholders from developing countries.  We call on  the CSTD, within its current reporting, to give due consideration to fulfilment of its Working  Group report recommendations.

I would like to use this opportunity and thank all of you for your hard work and dedication to the IGF. All of you contributed towards this decision of the General Assembly. You should be proud of your achievement.

Remaining yours

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