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CWG-Internet: Online Open Consultation (February 2021)

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The ITU Council Working Group on International Internet-related Public Policy Issues (CWG-Internet) is holding an open consultation on the following topic

The role of the Internet and international Internet-related public policy in mitigating the impact of COVID-19 and possible future pandemics

CWG-Internet invites all stakeholders to submit contributions on i​nternational​​ Internet-related public policy issues relating to the role of the Internet and international Internet-related public policy in mi​tigating the impact of COVID-19 and possible future pandemics.​​

Useful Information and Instructions:

Informa​tion on the Online Open Consultation

​​Online Open Consultations are launched by the CWG-Internet and are held throughout the period between two successive CWG-Internet meetings. This process gives an opportunity to all stakeholders from all nations to express their views with regard to the topic(s) under discussion.​ 

Note:  Contributions to this round of Open Consultations can be submitted through the onlin​e form, where you will also find more detailed guidelines on the submission process. Kindly note that the deadline for responses is 3 September 2021. ​This Online Open Consultation will be followed by an Open Consultation meeting on 20​ September 2021. [Note: this meeting is conducted in English only. For more information, please see below.]

Information on the Virtual meeting - Physical Open Consultation
Note: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the Physical Open Consultation will be held virtually. For additional information and guidelines on registration for the Virtual meeting - Physical Open Consultation​​, please click here.

​​Discussions during the Virtual meeting - Physical Open Consultation​ will be based on the responses received during the Online Open Consultation process, which will be consolidated in a single document ("Compilation Document").

During the virtual meeting, respondents to the Online Open Co​nsultation will h​ave the opportunity to present their submitted views and to have a fruitful discussion with the other participants, including Members of the CWG-Internet.


HILL, Richard3/8/2021 5:34 PM
It is clear that, in the face of restrictions on movement and physical meetings imposed to combat th ...
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Association for Proper Internet Governance
DE SILVA - MITCHELL, Amali8/18/2021 7:25 PM
United Kingdom
A Quality Internet is critical for times of crisis, for risk monitoring and prediction of events for ...
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IGF recognized Dynamic Coalition on Data Driven Health Technologies
GOULDEN, Anna8/18/2021 7:33 PM
United Kingdom
The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented challenges to the social, economic and physical ...
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UK Government Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
STRASSER, Airisha8/19/2021 1:23 AM
Summary: The Australian Government recognises that the Internet plays an important role in connectin ...
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Australian Government
WANNER, Barbara8/19/2021 9:23 PM
United States
The U.S. Council for International Business (USCIB) is pleased to take part in this public consultat ...
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U.S. Council for International Business
RENNO NUNES, Raquel8/20/2021 8:24 AM
The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that Internet-related public policy development that focuses ...
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Article 19
CANTEKINLER, Handan8/20/2021 2:08 PM
While the 21st century was advancing as the age of information, COVID-19 pandemic has emerged and pr ...
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Information and Communication Technologies Authority-BTK
O'BRIEN, Laura8/20/2021 5:58 PM
United States
SUMMARY This submission raises three main points to address the role of the internet and internati ...
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Access Now
KAZI, Syed Sultan8/20/2021 7:46 PM
SUMMARY Due to Covid-19, the traffic of internet exchanges have increased manifold. But in actual ...
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Digital Empowerment Foundation
BOROKINI, Favour8/21/2021 1:20 AM
In answering the question about the role of the Internet and international internet-related public p ...
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DE SILVA - MITCHELL, Amali8/21/2021 4:41 AM
On behalf of our UN IGF recognized Dynamic Coalition on Data Driven Health Technologies I please sug ...
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Dynamic Coalition Data Driven Health Technologies
DE SILVA - MITCHELL, Amali8/21/2021 5:20 AM
Quantum Internet and quantum technologies have many opportunities within health care, such as for fa ...
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FERRARI, Veronica8/24/2021 12:40 AM
SUMMARY The COVID-19 crisis has underscored how access to the internet is essential for human righ ...
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Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and Derechos Digitales
EROKHIN, Viacheslav8/26/2021 4:12 PM
Russian Federation
The COVID-19 pandemic, which led to the social distance and isolation regime in many countries, had ...
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NIKOLOVA, Zlatina9/1/2021 2:52 PM
Summary The global COVID 19 pandemic has clearly set digitalisation as a horizontal priority both i ...
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Ministry of Transport, IT & Communications
PEIRANO, Juan9/7/2021 3:29 PM
United States
The Internet Society (ISOC), a Sector Member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), is ...
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Internet Society
TREPYKHALIN, Alexey9/13/2021 8:11 PM
United States
This is the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ (ICANN) contribution in response to ...
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