[discuss] Comments by USG/NTIA on Montevideo Declaration

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Wed Jan 22 07:50:19 UTC 2014

On Jan 21, 2014, at 6:40 PM, Pranesh Prakash <pranesh at cis-india.org> wrote:

> Dear all,
> I was going through the US Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration's website trying to find official reactions from the US government to the Montevideo Declaration.  I couldn't find any.  Would anyone have any links to reactions by the US government to that statement?

  Opening Remarks at the 2013 Internet Governance Forum

  Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda
  Deputy Assistant Secretary and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
  Bali, Indonesia
  October 22, 2013

"... Separately, the leaders of the Internet’s multi-stakeholder governing organizations have renewed calls to modernize the Internet’s governing system and make it more inclusive. Their recent statement from Montevideo should be seen as an opportunity to seek that broad inclusion and for organizing multistakeholder responses to Internet issues that do not have a home today. And we must work together with them in good faith on these important issues. I think we can and all should agree that this effort cannot be used or manipulated in a way that centralizes power over the Internet in the hands of any one stakeholder.  ..."


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