Thank very much Mr President.
ladies and gentleman,
on behalf of Asia
Pacific Network Information Center, APNIC, I’d like to thank you
for the opportunity to give this statement. Also I’d like to
congratulate and thank the Government of Portugal for the
magnificent organization of this Forum and for the warm welcome
offered to all delegates of this meeting. Without question, the
Portugal Government has established a high standard to be
followed by future meetings organized for the ITU.
APNIC is one of the five Regional Internet Registries. We are
responsible for the allocation of Internet resources in the
region of the Asia Pacific, a function that we have performed
for 16 years, which is an eternity considering the short
timeframe the Internet has been around for. APNIC is a
membership based organization and currently represents the
interests of almost 2000 members--in the majority Internet
Service Providers—in 56 economies across the region.
As a Sector Member of the International Telecommunication Union,
we are honored to participate in such relevant Forum; we are, as
are the rest of the delegates, committed to the success of this
APNIC supports the message of the ITU General Secretary,
expressed in his report for this Forum, about the need of an
enhanced cooperation model that gives governments equal
participation in the international organizations related to the
coordination of the Internet. However, we believe that this
enhanced cooperation model must be a living process and must
respond to the needs of the different stakeholders involved.
In the support of this enhanced cooperation model, we fully
commit to contributing to the works and discussions of this
Forum. As an example of one such contribution, we have developed
a public response to the “Questionnaire on IPv6 address
allocation and encouraging the deployment of IPv6” issued by the
Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB). We believe that
as the organization responsible for the distribution of IPv6
addresses in the Asia Pacific region, we are obliged to offer
our support and access to our addressing data for the future
deliberation of Member States. Therefore, we respectfully offer
all our experience, information and knowledge for a better
understanding of the technical aspects of the Internet.
Specifically, on the topic of the promotion and adoption of the
new Internet Protocol, IPv6, the public sector has an important
role in the current transition process. As example of this
recognition, the Regional Internet Registries have participated
in a number of intergovernmental meetings such as the
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD),
the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), and the
Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL), among many
others. These activities reflect our interest and commitment to
working with the public sector in creating frameworks and
cooperation models that support an efficient transition to IPv6.
Finally, APNIC, as do other organizations involved Internet
Governance, embraces the values of openness and
multi-stakeholder participation in the development of Internet
related policies. All five Regional Internet Registries
have Policy Development Processes that enable open and equal
participation by all stakeholders. The main goal of these
processes are to guarantee the continued stable and robust
operation of the Internet. I am sure this goal is shared by all
the participants of this Forum. It is our obligation to keep
supporting Internet growth and it is our challenge to facilitate
the participation of all stakeholders from the public sector,
private sector, academic, civil society and end users.
Thank you very much for you attention and the opportunity to
contribute to this important forum.