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Stakeholder Consultation on Public Participation in Internet Governance "Towards a code of good practice building on the principles of WSIS and the Aarhus Convention"

23 May 2008

Geneva, Switzerland

International Telecommunications Union, Geneva

The Stakeholder Consultation on Public Participation in Internet Governance will discuss the results of the exploratory research into a “Code of good practice on public participation, access to information and transparency in Internet governance”, undertaken through a trilateral initiative of the Council of Europe, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), initiated at the scond Internet Governance Forum (November 2007).

The objective of the consultation is to consider the purpose and scope of the proposed instrument and to discuss with panellists and participants its possible opportunities, limitations and risks. The consultation also aims to identify other interested stakeholders from different stakeholder groups with a view to associating them with the initiative.

Click here for a list of speakers and discussants.

The consultation is being organized in the context of the WSIS Cluster Week, 19 - 23 May 2008.

Stakeholder consultation and background documents

Information note on Stakeholder consultation on public participation in Internet governance (23 May 2008, Geneva)

Exploratory Report on the Concept and Possible Scope of a Code of Good Practice on Participation, Access to Information and Transparency in Internet Governance - Discussion paper for the Skakeholder Consultation on Internet Governance, 23 May 2008, Geneva

Report of the IGF-2 Best Practice Forum (13 November 2007, Rio de Janeiro)

Council of Europe/APC press release (13 November 2007)

"Encouraging Implementation of the WSIS Principles" by William J. Drake, from The Power of Ideas: Internet Governance in a Global Multi-stakeholder Environment, Wolfgang Kleinwächter (Ed.), with a foreward by Nitin Desai, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Internet Governance (Berlin, Marketing für Deutschland GmbH, pp. 271-280).

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