[discuss] Draft statement on making IGF permanent

Avri Doria avri at acm.org
Tue Sep 2 05:00:29 UTC 2014

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I agree that the letter makes a good case and is a good start.

I think we need to add a few elements, while working on keeping the text
relatively brief

I think the letter needs to include some information about the
development of a sustainable funding model and that this requires the
ability to do longer range planning.  I have added some text to that end.

I think it is also important to add a bit about the successes of the
IGF, perhaps including some of the information that is being collected
on the IGF's effect on the Internet ecosystem in its the first 9 years.
 As the IGF has been collecting this material, perhaps some examples can
be lifted from that effort/report.  I am not aware of the progress being
made on that report and whether it is available at this point.

Thanks to Stephanie and Jeanette for the start that was made.


On 01-Sep-14 16:49, "Kleinwächter, Wolfgang" wrote:
> This is a rasonable text. Probably it can be shorten a little bit. I support it.
> wolfgang
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: governance-request at lists.igcaucus.org im Auftrag von Jeanette Hofmann
> Gesendet: Mo 01.09.2014 16:46
> An: discuss at 1net.org; Best Bits; governance at lists.igcaucus.org
> Betreff: [governance] Draft statement on making IGF permanent
> Hi all,
> Stephanie Perrin and I have drafted a statement that asks the UN 
> Secretary to consider renewing the mandate of the IGF on a permanent basis.
> About 90% of the text are quotes from UN documents referring to the IGF 
> and from the NetMundial Statement.
> Our draft is intended to reflect the views of all stakeholders and 
> perhaps get a broad endorsement at the end of the IGF.
> Right now, it is just a draft. Changes are welcome.
> We have set up a pad for editing:
> https://etherpad.mozilla.org/LQO468JD1K
> For convenience we also paste the text into this email below.
> The goal is to complete the editing before the end of the IGF.
> Stephanie and Jeanette

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