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CWG-Internet Open Consultations



Following the instruction of the Plenipotentiary Conference 2014,  ITU Council revised its Resolution 1344 (Mod. 2015) resolving that the CWG-Internet should hold both open online consultation and physical open consultation meetings, with remote participation, within a defined period prior to each CWG-Internet meeting. This resolution also specifies the modalities for the online and physical consultations.



  Latest Consultation

Open Consultation launched following the 10th meeting of CWG-Internet (20-21 September 2017)

Topic: "Bridging the Digital Gender Divide"

 ​Physical Open Consultation Meeting (22 January 2018, ITU HQs, Geneva, Switzerland)

New! If you missed the meeting you can watch the Webcast Archives

Meeting documents
1. Draft Agenda 
2. Compilation document 
3. Summary New!

Panel Session:


Marianne Bitar Karam, Director of MENA Operations & Lebanon Country Director, DOT 
Ann Rosenberg, Purpose Driven SVP & Global Head of SAP Next-Gen, SAP
Annaliese Williams, Acting Director, International Engagement, Department of Communications, Australia
Michael Best, Director, UNU-CS
Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Chief of Strategic Planning and Membership Department, ITU
Lia Kiessling, Senior Director, Strategic Communications, Internet Society
Anna Mori, Women and Trade Programme Officer, International Trade Centre (ITC)


Santiago Reyes-Borda, Senior Policy Advisor - International Telecommunications Policy, ‎Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Canada


Archived Consultations

Open Consultation launched following the 9th meeting of CWG-Internet (6-7 February 2017)

Topic: "Public Policy considerations for OTTs"

Open Consultation launched by the 8th meeting of CWG-Internet (13-14 October 2016)
Topic: "Developmental Aspects of the Internet"

 Open Consultation launched by the 7th meeting of CWG-Internet (17-18 February 2016)
 Topic: "Building an enabling environment for access to the Internet"

  Open Consultation launched by the 6th meeting of CWG-Internet (1-2 October 2015)
  Topic: "Access to the Internet for Persons with Disabilities and specific needs"

Open Consultation launched by the 5th meeting of CWG-Internet (2-3 February 2015)
Topic: "Challenges and best practices for the design, installation and operation of IXPs"

Open Consultation launched by the 4th meeting of CWG-Internet (3-4 March 2014)

Open Consultation launched by the 3rd meeting of CWG-Internet (11-12 November 2013)

Open Consultation launched by the 2nd meeting of CWG-Internet (30-31 January 2013)