[IGFmaglist] IGF mandate has been extended for 10 years
Flávio Rech Wagner
flavio at inf.ufrgs.br
Thu Dec 17 14:53:31 EST 2015
Dear IGF friends
Congratulations to our community for the outcome of the High Level WSIS
+ 10 review and for the extension of the IGF mandate!
Congratulations in particular to Janis for his extremely competent
leadership, which led us to a very successful, innovative and
outcome-oriented IGF in João Pessoa. This milestone certainly had an
important influence on the decision of the UN GA High-Level Meeting.
My deep appreciation also to Chengetai and his team at the Secretariat,
for the smooth and competent organization of the event.
I am very confident that the MAG will continue to improve IGF, building
on lessons learnt from previous editions and strengthening its role as a
focal point for the discussion of the many relevant Internet governance
issues, in a true multistakeholder way.
I take the opportunity to wish you happy Holidays and a very fruitful 2016.
> 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:
> 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
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Prof. Flávio Rech Wagner Tel: +55-51-3308 9494
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul Fax: +55-51-3308 7308
Instituto de Informática E-mail: flavio at inf.ufrgs.br
Porto Alegre, Brasil URL: www.inf.ufrgs.br/~flavio
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