IGF 2015 Preparatory Session


This side session focus on the IGF 2015 and the preparatory process to the event in João Pessoa, Brazil (10-13 November 2015).

A brief presentation on logistical and other relevant issues to participants will be made, followed by a report and discussion on the preparatory process undertaken by the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG).

Speakers / panellists
  • Carlos Alberto Afonso, Brazilian Internet Steering Committee
  • Amb. Benedicto Fonseca Filho, Brazil, Co-chair of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group
  • Marylin Cade, mCADE LLC, Business sector
  • Constance Bommelaer, Internet Society
  • Amb. Jānis Kārkliņš, Latvia, Chair of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (remote)
Session's link to WSIS Action Lines
  • C1. The role of public governance authorities and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
  • C2. Information and communication infrastructure
  • C3. Access to information and knowledge
  • C4. Capacity building
  • C5. Building confidence and security in the use of ICTs
  • C6. Enabling environment
  • C8. Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
  • C9. Media
  • C10. Ethical dimensions of the Information Society
  • C11. International and regional cooperation
Session's link to the Sustainable Development Process

After consultations to the wider Internet community and discussing the overarching theme of the 2015 IGF meeting, the Multistakeholder Advisory Group decided to retain the title “Evolution of Internet Governance: Empowering Sustainable Development”. This theme will be supported by eight sub-themes that will frame the discussions at the João Pessoa meeting:

  • Cybersecurity and Trust;
  • Internet Economy;
  • Inclusiveness and Diversity;
  • Openness;
  • Enhancing Multistakeholder Cooperation;
  • Internet and Human Rights;
  • Critical Internet Resources;
  • Emerging Issues.

More information on http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/preparatory-process-2015

Session 226
  • Monday 25 May,
  • Popov Room 1 (Room B1), ITU Tower
  • Thematic Workshop

WSIS Forum 2015 | Innovating Together: Enabling ICTs for Sustainable Development
25–29 May 2015, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Place des Nations, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland