[IGFmaglist] New draft - Connecting the Next Billion - Open for comments

Constance Bommelaer bommelaer at isoc.org
Tue Sep 29 13:03:01 EDT 2015


Dear all,



An updated version of the 'Policy Options for Connecting the Next Billion' compilation is now available on the IGF website review platform<http://review.intgovforum.org/igf-2015/connecting-the-next-billion/policy-options-for-connecting-the-next-billion/>. This version will be updated on an ongoing basis leading up to the IGF in Brazil.


The community is invited to comment on this version until 16 October using this review platform and is also  to submit additional background contributions until 3 October by using this form<http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/policy-options-for-connection-the-next-billion/contributions>, or by writing to gutterman at un.org<mailto:gutterman at un.org>



After 3 October only new background contributions from National and Regional IGFs, IGF Best Practice Forums and Dynamic Coalitions will be accepted for integration into the compilation leading up to the IGF in Brazil.



We also encourage all interested stakeholders to join the open ended editorial group by signing-up to this mailing list<http://mail.intgovforum.org/mailman/listinfo/intersessional_2015_intgovforum.org>. It's also expected that the Secretariat will host a virtual webex meeting to discuss the draft and the editorial process in the coming weeks as well.


The draft main session description is also attached, and open for comments.



As many of you may know just this past weekend during the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda was adopted and recognized that ICTs are a crucial platform for the implementation of these visionary goals, and the Agenda sets an ambitious goal to "significantly increase access to information and communications technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020". This makes our bottom up work on this effort even more timely!



Best regards,



Constance Bommelaer

Senior Director, Global Internet Policy

The Internet Society

www.isoc.org<http://www.isoc.org>



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