WSIS Civil Society Working Group
on Information Networks Governance
Welcome : latest developments
15-18 Nov. 2009 IGF Meeting 2009 ( Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt )
25-30 Oct 2009 ICANN meeting ( Seoul, Korea )
20-30 Oct 2009 Session of the ITU Council (Geneva )
9 Oct 2009 Deadline for submission to Post-i2010: priorities for new strategy for European information society (2010-2015)
06-23 Oct 2009 UNESCO : 35th Session of the General Conference ( Paris )
05-09 Oct 2009 ITU Telecom World 2009 ( Geneva )
29-30 Sept 2009 Symposium international sur le multilinguisme dans le cyberespace ( Barcelona )
18 Sept 2009 Next Generation Namespace Infrastructure Brainstorming Workshop ( ITU, Geneva )
16-17 Sept 2009 IGF planning meeting 16 September transcript - 17 September transcript ( EBU, Geneva )
14-15 Sept 2009 European Dialogue on Internet Governance ( EBU, Geneva )
06 - 09 JuL 2009 FORUM International TIC ( Yaoundé, Cameroun )
29 May 2009 Deadline for submission to the EU commission
18-22 May 2009 WSIS Forum ( Geneva )
13 May 2009 IGF open consultations ( Geneva )
06 May 2009 EU Commission hearing on future Internet Governance arrangement ( Brussels, Belgium )
04 - 07 May 2009 Organizing Meeting of The Pouzin Society ( Boston, USA )
22-24 April 2009 World Telecommunication Policy Forum ( Lisbon, Portugal )
21 April 2009 Strategic Dialogue on ICTs: Confronting the Crisis ( Lisbon, Portugal )
15 April 2009 European Parliament "An Internet Governance Forum for Europe?" Public Hearing
23-24 February 2009 IGF Open Consultations (Geneva )
15 February 2009 Deadline for Proposals for the Renewal of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG).
3 - 6 December 2008 Third IGF meeting ( Hyderabad, India )
17-18 September 2008 MAG Meeting Summary report
16 September 2008 IGF Open Consultations ( Geneva )
24-30 May 2008 Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) eleventh session ( Geneva )
23 May 2008 2008 Stakeholder Consultation on Public Participation in Internet Governance ( UNECE / APC )
21 May 2008 Deadline for submission of candidates to the MAG
14-15 May 2008 MAG meeting ( Geneva closed ) MAG Summary Report -
13 May 2008 IGF Open Consultations ( Geneva open ) Transcripts - Video - morning - Video - afternoon
12-23 May 2008 Cluster of WSIS-related events ( Geneva )
30 April 2008 Call for Workshops in Hyderabad ( deadline )
26 March 2008 Draft Outline program -
27-28 February 2008 MAG meeting (closed) - MAG Summary Report -
26 February 2008 IGF Open consultations ( Geneva )
06 - 08 February 2008 Thirteenth Meeting of the Telecommunication Development Advisory Group (TDAG) 26 February 2008 IGF Open consultations ( Geneva )
06 - 08 February 2008 Thirteenth Meeting of the Telecommunication Development Advisory Group (TDAG) ( ITU, Geneva )
25-28 January 2008 ITU Council Working Group - WSIS meeting ( ITU, Geneva, Switzerland )
12 - 15 November 2007 : Second IGF meeting 2007 ( Rio de Janeiro, Brazil )
29 Octobre 2007 : Opening of the online signature xampaign in support of the Open Letter to the UN Secretary General.
23 October 2007 : Open Letter to the UN Secretary General -
13-14 September 2007 . Participation of some group members to the meeting Ethics and Human Rights in Information Society in Strasbourg ( France ). Proposal announcement of a European Internet Governance Forum by Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, head of the Forum des droits sur l'internet ( more on the Strasbourg meeting later )
12 September 2007. Opening of discussions on the mailing list.
03 September 2007. The formal announcement ( speech ) of the group formation was made by its founding president : Louis Pouzin, during the IGF Open Consultations on Monday 3 September 2007, at the Palais des Nations, in Geneva.
Within the overall framework of the implementation of the recommendations of the
World Summit on the Information Society, it appears that
political and ethical standards demand the formation of a Civil Society working group.
The "Civil Society" must be
clarified as a group of people sharing such core values as openness,
which is increasingly dominated by the technico-industrial complex
that manages critical internet resources.
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