[IGFmaglist] IGF mandate has been extended for 10 years

Baher Esmat baher.esmat at icann.org
Thu Dec 17 10:14:05 EST 2015


10 years of hard work yielded 10 years extension! Congratulations Janis and
all! 

Best
Baher

On 12/17/15, 2:30 AM, "Igfmaglist on behalf of karklinsj at gmail.com"
<igfmaglist-bounces at intgovforum.org on behalf of 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
> JK
> 
> Sent from Surface
> 


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