[discuss] Press Release about The Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance, Sao Paulo – Update

Hartmut Richard Glaser glaser at cgi.br
Sat Jan 11 10:53:10 UTC 2014

    The Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet
    Governance, Sao Paulo –  Update

São Paulo, January 10th, 2014

The Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance 
will take place in São Paulo, Brazil on April 23rd and 24th 2014. This 
meeting will focus on crafting Internet governance principles and 
proposing a roadmap for the further evolution of the Internet governance 

Prof. Virgílio Fernandes Almeida, Coordinator of the Brazilian Internet 
Steering Committee and Secretary for Information Technology Policy of 
the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, will be the Chair of 
the meeting. The Chair will shortly appoint co-chairs from other sectors 
of the global community to ensure multistakeholder balance.

Four committees will be created to ensure a successful event.

The *High-Level Multistakeholder Committee*, chaired by the Brazilian 
Minister of Communications Mr. Paulo Bernardo Silva, will be responsible 
for overseeing the overall strategy of the meeting and fostering the 
involvement of the international community. It will be composed of: 
Ministerial-level representation from twelve governments; twelve members 
of the multistakeholder community (3 from civil society, 3 from the 
private sector, 3 from academia and 3 from the technical community) to 
be proposed through /1net; and two representatives from International 
Organizations to be appointed by the Secretary General of the United 
Nations.  The names of the members of this committee will be announced 
on Monday, January 27th 2014.

The *Executive Multistakeholder Committee*, co-chaired by Demi Getschko 
and one more person to be proposed through /1net, will be responsible 
for the meeting agenda, the design of the meeting format and invitation 
of attendees, all equally balanced across the global multistakeholder 
community. It will be composed of the following eight Brazilian members 
through CGI: Maximiliano Martinhão and Benedicto Fonseca from 
government, Carlos Afonso and Percival Henriques from civil society, 
Cassio Vecchiatti and Henrique Faulhaber from the private sector, Flávio 
Wagner and Demi Getschko from academia and the technical community. 
Eight additional members from the global multistakeholder community will 
be proposed through /1net by Friday, January 17th 2014. The United 
Nations was invited to appoint one member from an International 

The date of the first meeting of the Executive Multistakeholder 
Committee will be Monday, January 27th 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil at the 
CGI office and remote participation will be facilitated.

The *Logistics and Organizational Committee* will be co-chaired by 
Hartmut Glaser (CGI) and Nick Tomasso (ICANN). Initially this committee 
will include three additional members one each from the Ministry of 
Justice of Brazil, the Ministry of External Relations of Brazil and one 
liaison proposed by the Steering Committee of /1net. This committee will 
be responsible for guiding all logistical aspects of the meeting 
including: media outreach, international communications, website design 
and management, awareness raising, meeting venue, traveler funding 
strategy, security, and remote participation.

The first meeting of the Logistics and Organizational Committee will be 
held on Monday, January 27th, 2014. In the meantime the two co-chairs 
are already engaged in laying the groundwork for the logistics of the 
meeting to ensure timely execution.
The last committee, the *Council of Governmental Advisors*, will welcome 
all government representatives interested to participate and contribute 
to the meeting. The High Level Multistakeholder Committee will soon 
establish a process for the creation and operation of this Council.

To support the committees and operationalize their decisions, a 
Secretariat will be formed and headed by Daniel Fink 
<http://br.linkedin.com/in/danielfink1977> who will be empowered as the 
Secretariat full-time Executive Director. The Secretariat, to be located 
in Sao Paulo, will be responsible for all aspects of management and 
operations to ensure the success of the meeting including: logistics, 
finance, risk, content contributions, and communications. The start date 
of the Secretariat operations will be Monday, January 27th 2014.

The official website for the meeting will be launched on January 27th 
2014. The website will enable the global community to provide 
contributions for the substantive agenda of the meeting, which consists 
of the following two specific topics:

  * Internet governance principles;
  * Roadmap for the further evolution of the Internet governance ecosystem.

The roadmap should address the desirable properties for globally 
effective, legitimate and evolving governance frameworks. The roadmap 
should also encompass a path to evolve and globalize the current 
institutions and mechanisms, as well as address emerging needs.


*About the Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet 
This meeting will focus on crafting Internet governance principles and 
proposing a roadmap for the further evolution of the Internet governance 
ecosystem.  The meeting is scheduled for April 23rd and 24th 2014 in Sao 
Paulo, Brazil and will be live webcast enabling remote participation.  
The meeting is a partnership between CGI.br and /1net.

Meeting hashtag: #netmundial2014

*About CGI.br*
The Brazilian Internet Steering Committee, responsible for establishing 
strategic directives related to the use and development of the Internet 
in Brazil, coordinates and integrates all Internet service initiatives 
in the country, promoting the technical excellence, innovation and 
dissemination of offered services. Based on the principles of 
multilateralism, transparency and democracy, CGI.br represents a 
multistakeholder Internet governance model with the effective 
participation of all society sectors in their decisions. One of its 
formulations are the 10 Principles for the Governance and Use of the 
Internet (http://www.cgi.br/principios). More information: 
http://www.cgi.br/ **

*About /1net*
/1net provides an inclusive and open platform to discuss Internet 
governance matters for all those interested (individuals, governments, 
civil society, academia, technicians, and business).

More information on how to participate here: http://1net.org/

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