Monday, 26 September 2011

EU position on ICANN, IGF Nairobi

EU Presidency Paper on Internet Governance Forum taking place in Nairobi, Kenya, to be presented on September 27, 2011 says that "the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) created an open space for discussion and information sharing. Its uniqueness in having a non-decision making format and an open and inclusive participatory structure has allowed the Forum to grow in momentum in the course of recent years. Increasing attendances at the IGF meetings demonstrate that this forum continues to be perceived useful. The General Assembly renewed the mandate of the IGF for further 5 years in December 2010 recognizing its uniqueness, openness and flexibility"

EU Presidency refering to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) says, that European Union:

  • continue to uphold the importance of a secure; stable and inclusive domain name system which has global interconnectivity;
  • recognize the role of ICANN in this respect, and also welcome the recent adoption by it of the ATRT Recommendations which we consider an important development in the overall context of the internet governance;
  • will continue to work with international partners in identifying (and thus implementing) further improvements in the modus operandi of ICANN and how it serves the needs of the global Internet community.
The full text of "an informal Presidency paper, with informal initial positions" can be obtained @ Yonita Inc.

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