With negotiations for a climate change convention reaching a critical moment, ICC believes progress can be made on an agreement that will include action by major emitters, support intellectual property rights, and keep all energy options open.
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To spur economic recovery and drive growth, there must be awareness among world leaders to the advantages of getting Internet policy right.
Business leaders have issued a stark warning that the demise of the UN-linked Internet Governance Forum (IGF) could impede the ability of the Internet to drive economic growth and improve societal benefits.
Meeting on the sidelines of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Egypt this week, ICC Secretary General Jean Rozwadowski encouraged Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif, and Egyptian Minister of Communications and Information Technology Tarek Kamel, to express their support of the forum as a unique venue of exchange on a wide range of Internet governance issues.
Global economic growth depends on informed Internet policymaking, business leaders tell Internet Governance Forum
The future of the Internet is everyone’s concern. As a gateway to abundant resources that can help raise global living standards, the continued evolution and success of the Internet is essential. This was the message delivered today by business leaders to the UN-linked Internet Governance Forum (IGF), taking place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.
Business leaders from around the world are calling on the United Nations to retain the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), saying it is a crucial component in global policy discussions to ensure continued Internet innovation and the required conditions to attract investment.
The International Chamber of Commerce has praised a new “Affirmation of Commitments” announced yesterday by the United States National Telecommunications and Information Administration and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
Information and communication technologies (ICTs) play an important role stimulating economic growth and development around the world. As a primary innovator and partner in putting ICTs to work, business is a crucial participant at international meetings and forums on such issues.
David Koris has been appointed the new Chair of the ICC Commission on Intellectual Property with effect from 3 November 2009.
Two ICC representatives will teach a course on business’ role and priorities regarding Internet policy issues to a diverse group of international students at the European Summer School on Internet governance (Euro-SSIG).