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CWG-Internet: Online Open Consultation (October 2019 - January 2020)

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The 13th Session of the ITU Council Working Group on International Internet-related Public Policy Issues (CWG-Internet) decided on 20 September 2019 to hold an open consultation (online and physical) on the following topic

International intern​et-related public policy issues on harnessing new and emerging telecommunications/ICTs for sustainable development​​

CWG-Internet invites all stakeholders to submit contributions on i​nternational​​ internet-related public policy issues on harnessing new and emerging telecommunications/ICTs for sustainable development, focusing on the following questions:

  1. How will new and emerging tele​comm​unications/ICTs impact both the internet and sustainable development, including the digital economy?

  2. What are the opportunities and challenges for the adoption and growth of the new and emerging telecommunications/ICTs and internet?

  3. How can governments and the other stakeholders harness the benefits of new and emerging telecommunications/ICTs?

  4. What are the best practices for promoting human skills, institutional capacity, innovation and investment for new and emerging telecommunications/ICTs?​​

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: Responses to the questions of this round of Open Consultations could be submitted through the online form, where you can also find more detailed guidelines on the submission process. However, kindly note that the deadline for submissions was 22 January 2020.​

Information on the Physical Open Consultation​​

  • Date & Location: 3rd February 2020, Room H, ITU HQ, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Topic International internet-related public policy issues on harnessing new and emerging telecommunications/ICTs for sustainable development
  • ​​​Meeting Documents​
  • Invitation Letter
  • Draft Agenda 
  • Compilation Document​​​
  • Summary  
  • Panel Discussion​​
    • Mr. Silulami Julius Doyi, Minister Counsellor: South African Mission to the UN Office and other International Organisations, Geneva
    • Ms. Anna Lerner Nesbitt, Program Manager, Global Impact Partnerships, Facebook
    • Dr Jovan Kurbalija, Founding Director of DiploFoundation and the Head of the Geneva Internet Platform
    • Ms. Mengyi Wang, PhD candidate, Graduate Institute of Geneva
    • Moderator: Ms. Maricela Munoz, Minister Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the United Nations, Geneva
  • Webcast archive​

Note: For additional information and guidelines on registration for the Physical Open Consultation, please click here.

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

During the physical meeting, respondents to the Online Open Co​nsultation will have the opportunity to present their submitted views and to have a fruitful discussion with the other participants, including Members of the CWG-Internet. For those not in the position to participate onsite, remote participation is also available upon request while completing the online registration form


HILL, Richard10/24/2019 10:54 AMAssociation for Proper Internet GovernanceSwitzerland
The factors that are key for harnessing new and emerging telecommunications/ICT for sustainable deve ...
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HILL, Richard10/24/2019 10:58 AMAssociation for Proper Internet GovernanceSwitzerland
Many of these questions raised in this open consultation are addressed, with evidence-based justific ...
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GERSHUNI, Stepan11/14/2019 10:58 AMCredentiaRussia
Credentia is a digital credentialing platform. Credentia offers a tool to create, issue, and store d ...
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HILL, Richard11/15/2019 12:51 PMAssociation for Proper Internet GovernanceSwitzerland
The World Bank, one of the biggest promoters of information and communication technology in developi ...
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ZHUKOV, Roman11/18/2019 4:47 PMGarda TechnologiesRussia
Dear organizers, I've attached my answers below. Also I sent you a little about me and my company ...
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HILL, Richard11/27/2019 12:16 PMJust Net CoalitionSwitzerland
A digital society is upon us The emerging digital future is generally greeted with a mixture of pos ...
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SHI, Peiliang12/10/2019 12:40 PMWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO)Switzerland
The most relevant develop in the World Meteorological Organization community with regards to the fou ...
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DIMOVA, Anelia12/11/2019 9:51 AMMTITCBulgaria
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"summary" internet becomes a cross-cutting tool that enables emerging digital/ict technology to t ...
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NAKAGAKI, Maiko12/18/2019 4:18 PMAlliance for Affordable Internet/Web FoundationUSA
With only half of the world’s population connected to the internet today and the digital gender gap ...
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CALZADILLA SARMIENTO, Bernardo12/20/2019 8:56 AMUnited Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)Austria
SUMMARY UNIDO considers as one of the most promising feature of emerging telecommunications/ICTs, ...
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KAZARIN, Stanislav12/20/2019 2:41 PMCommittee on IT and Communication of St. PetersburgRussian Federation
SUMMARY: Modern cross-cutting technologies, such as blockchain, robotics, virtual and augmented rea ...
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STAFFELL, Simon12/20/2019 3:41 PMNominetUnited Kingdom
Nominet believes in a world that is connected, inclusive and secure. The internet and digital techno ...
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KAZAKOVA, Anastasiya12/26/2019 10:43 AMKasperskyRussian Federation
Kaspersky is grateful for the opportunity to provide comments and share its vision on the internatio ...
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ROWE, Lindl12/26/2019 1:01 PMThe Department of Communications and the Arts, on behalf of the Australian GovernmentAustralia
The Australian Government recognises that the Internet and new and emerging telecommunications/ICTs ...
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ASFOUR, Muna12/29/2019 9:00 AMTelecommunications Regulatory CommissionJordan
Summary The new ICT ecosystem has unleashed a virtuous cycle, transforming multiple economic and so ...
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ALI, Waleed12/29/2019 9:04 AMUmniahJordan
1. How will new and emerging telecommunications/ICTs impact both the internet and sustainable develo ...
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ABUAYYASH, Abdulla12/29/2019 9:07 AMCentral Bank of JordanJordan
1) How will NAET/ICTs impact both the internet and sustainable development including the digital eco ...
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EROKHIN, Viacheslav12/30/2019 3:15 PMFSUE NIIRRussian Federation
Previous years have been a period of technological growth and revolutionary technologies have been i ...
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SOUROUNIS, Nikolaos1/2/2020 8:46 AMHellenic Coast GuardGreece
As answered to the questions, by the file attached.
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JOHNSON, Ryan1/2/2020 6:05 PMViasat, Inc.United States of America
Attached herewith are the comments in response to the ITU Council Working Group-Internet public cons ...
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MANNER, Jennifer1/3/2020 3:01 PMEchoStar CorporationUnited States
FENSOME, Eve1/3/2020 4:04 PMDepartment for Digital, Culture, Media and SportUnited Kingdom
New and emerging telecommunications/ICTs offer great opportunities to promote global development. Ho ...
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VENUGOPAL, Gayathry1/7/2020 5:28 PMUnited Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)Austria
New and emerging telecommunications/ICTs will have dual uses and multiple outcomes. AI, for example, ...
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DEJAN, Jakovljevic1/9/2020 11:13 PMFood and Agriculture Organization of the United NationsItaly
FAO's contribution to the online open consultation
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RIDWAN, Saiful1/17/2020 11:23 PMUnited Nations Environment ProgrammeGlobal
While ICTs are an important element in achieving a sustainable earth, particularly in mitigating and ...
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GURUMURTHY, Anita1/19/2020 4:47 PMIT for ChangeIndia
Progress towards every single one of the 17 goals and 169 targets of Agenda 2030 hinges on the effec ...
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SOUBELET, Sara1/20/2020 3:41 PMADC - Asociacion por los Derechos CivilesArgentina
We suggest considering the perspective of the smart and sustainable cities (SSC) since it is an inno ...
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VESELY, Vilem1/21/2020 11:21 AMMinistry of Industry and TradeCzechia
The Czech Republic welcomes the opportunity to comment on issues related to the impact of emerging t ...
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BUCKRIDGE, Chris1/21/2020 12:05 PMRIPE NCCNetherlands
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