ICC/BASIS Preliminary input on: Draft Programme Outline for the Second Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum
This draft programme outline tries to make best possible use of the facilities that are available at the conference venue.
It also takes into account the fact that participation at the first meeting in Athens exceeded expectations and that as many, if not more; people are expected to attend the Rio de Janeiro meeting.The paper is conceived as a rolling document. Comments submitted to the IGF Web site by 27 August 2007 will be reflected in a revised version that will be made available as a conference room paper at the next round of open consultations to be held on 3 September 2007.
ICC/BASIS is pleased to provide input on the revised draft programme dated 13 June 2007 for the IGF in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the IGF secretariat’s deadline of 27 August. The comments inserted in boxed text boxed text into the draft programme into the draft programme dated 13 June dated 13 June, reflect , reflect the views of ICC/BASIS members——business associations and companies from around th ——business associations and companies from around thee world and from all sectors. world and from all sectors. world and from all sectors.
ICC/BASIS calls attention to its previous contribution:
ICC Final Comments on draft programme and schedule for Rio
which highlights the principles that business believes should be the foundation for the discussions at the IGF Rio, and the shaping of the programme. programme.
All of the sessions and workshops at the IGF in Rio should promote the objectives of the IGF and specifically:
- facilitate the exchange of information and best practices; ee the exchange of information and best practices;
- strengthen the engagement of stakeholders in Internet governance issues, particularly those from the developing world;
- contribute to capacity-building for Internet governance in developing countries;
- promote and assess, on an ongoing basis, WSIS principles in Internet principles in Internet governance processes; and
- help to identify solutions to issues arising from use and misuse of the Internet.