[discuss] CSTD report/survey on the hundreds of places Internet policy is being worked on

Nick Ashton-Hart nashton at internet-ecosystem.org
Sun Dec 7 15:59:24 UTC 2014

Dear all,

FYI, comments on the draft report, and any submissions or amendments to the database below referenced will be taken by the CSTD for another week or so at cstd-wsis10 at unctad.org

On 25 Nov 2014, at 13:37, Nick Ashton-Hart <nashton at internet-ecosystem.org> wrote:

> Dear Carlos,
> Orphans certainly do exist at the local level, which is an argument for an Agenda 21-type approach to development at the local, national, and regional level. 
> I’ll have to leave comment and work on those things to others: I only deal with things happening in the international system and in particular those being actively worked on in Geneva. :)
>> On 25 Nov 2014, at 07:33, Carlos Raul Gutierrez <crg at isoc-cr.org> wrote:
>> Dear Mr. Ashton-Hart!
>> Thank you very much for this extensive "gap"analysis, but please keep us posted on any list of DOMESTIC internet policy issues you may come across as well. Global internet policy lives an interesting life between Los Angeles and Geneva. After 10 year of UN involvement in the Internet sphere, many orphans remain and happen to be very local indeed, as the many "GAPS" of the document  "appears to indicate", without even speaking of access pricing, last mile competition or lack thereof, monopolies, duopolies, bottlenecks and private or public network investment so necessary to prodie universal access.
>> Best regards
>> Carlos Raúl Gutiérrez
>> ISOC Costa Rica Chapter
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>> 2014-11-25 5:54 GMT-06:00 Nick Ashton-Hart <nashton at internet-ecosystem.org>:
>> Dear all,
>> I know we all get overloaded with reports to read, but I thought I’d highlight one that is really worth the time.
>> The CSTD WGEC started the effort to map the many institutions, organisations and processes were policy with an Internet dimension is being addressed; the CSTD Secretariat has taken that effort and built upon it, releasing a report that will get discussed at the CSTD this Thursday.
>> The report - "The mapping of international Internet public policy issues [Advanced Version]” is here: http://unctad.org/meetings/en/SessionalDocuments/CSTD_2014_Mapping_Internet_en.pdf
>> The database is here: http://unctad.org/meetings/en/SessionalDocuments/CSTD_2014_Mapping_InternetDatabase_en.pdf
>> This makes clear that there really are no ‘orphan issues’ but there is clearly a coordination problem; I know there are quite a few on this list who have seen this for a long time and as a Geneva-based policy person I’ve been a victim of it myself for the last 8 years ;)
>> Regards, Nick
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