[Wg-mwp] Final option paper for information

Jim Prendergast jim at GALWAYSG.COM
Sun Feb 11 09:08:47 EST 2018

Thanks Jeremy.  I'm sorry but I do have to object.  

As you say, the larger group has not had a chance to review this.  It was sent after hours for most of the world on a Friday so many people won't even pick it up until tomorrow.  I just happened to catch it now.

Additionally, my experience shows that even though something is submitted as draft or "work in progress", that qualifier is forgotten over time and it is treated as final product, which this is not.


Jim Prendergast
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Hello all,

Before last year's IGF, some of us broke off into a drafting group to prepare a short option paper for consideration of the full working group, outlining a range of possible approaches towards the fulfilment of the IGF's mandate from paragraph 72(g) of the Tunis Agenda to "Identify emerging issues, bring them to the attention of the relevant bodies and the general public, and, where appropriate, make recommendations."

We have since completed that option paper, which I am now sending to this group for information only. Thanks to those who contributed especially Wout de Natris, Flávio Wagner, Antoine Vergne, and Pradeep Balachandran. We will consider this document as a group once we reconvene.

Even though the working group has not had the opportunity to consider the option paper yet, I would quite like to also submit it as a "work in progress" to the Taking Stock review which closes on 11 February. Does anyone have strong feelings about that? If there are objections, I won't do so.

Jeremy Malcolm
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