Business dismayed by threat to future of IGF

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ICC and its Business Action to Support the Information Society initiative have conveyed strong objection to a decision taken by the CSTD to compose its Chair’s Working Group on Improvements to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), exclusively of government representatives.

Business input secured for IGF advisory group

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has confirmed the renewed composition of the 50-member multistakeholder advisory group responsible for providing advice in the run up to the upcoming, UN-linked Internet Governance Forum (IGF) which will take place in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt in November this year.

Keynote Remarks UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development

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by Mr. Ramadorai Good Morning Excellencies, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen It gives me great pleasure to address you all at this opening meeting of the UN Commission on Science Technology and Development. On behalf of the International Chamber of Commerce, and as Chair of ICC’s BASIS initiative, Business Action to Support the Information Society, and also on behalf of my company Tata Consultancy Services, I would like to thank the Secretary General of UNCTAD, Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, the President and members of the CSTD, and the secretariat, for inviting me to address you this morning, in this august gathering.