Internet governance

What 4 things does the IGF have in common with end of year festivities?

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For many people around the world, the end of the year is a time for sharing, caring, exchanging and looking ahead to what the future will bring. We’ve noticed that the Internet Governance Forum, taking place this year from 18-21 December at United Nations Headquarters in Geneva, has a lot in common with end of year festivities.

Business expertise is essential for a thriving digital economy – ICC BASIS tells policymakers at IGF 2017

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The 12th Internet Governance Forum kicks off today in Geneva. On the eve of Day One, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS) initiative hosted a multistakeholder session to encourage greater understanding of the mutually reinforcing role businesses and other relevant stakeholders can play in ensuring the benefits of ICT are both widespread and empowering for citizens.

3 steps to leverage technology for Global Goals

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Many initiatives have highlighted the ways technology can be leveraged for sustainable economic development. The Internet accounts for a significant and growing portion of global GDP and governments continue to grapple with policy options to ensure benefits are wide-spread and empower local populations.

Business priorities for digital economy focus of ICC meeting

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The biannual meeting of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Commission on the Digital Economy identified next steps on priority topics for business including Internet governance, privacy and cybersecurity and trade facilitation.