[discuss] [bestbits] Draft statement on making IGF permanent
anriette at apc.org
Wed Sep 3 13:15:08 UTC 2014
This is an excellent initiative.
I have not read all the comments.. my apologies. Too busy here are the IGF.
These few comments are what struck me when I read the statement:
1) Summary of the IGF mandate from the Tunis Agenda. The summary omits
several really key point from the TA IGF mandate. I would suggest either
quoting the entire agenda, or making the summary more comprehensive, or
just referencing it. It is short so my preference would be to quote the
On 02/09/2014 17:03, Stephanie Perrin wrote:
> Please find attached a new, greatly revised text of the draft
> statement on making the IGF permanent. We have sought advice on
> various aspects of the document and made the required revisions.
> Please send your comments, as we hope to proceed with a letter and
> formal approval process tomorrow. The document is also loaded on the
> pad at https://etherpad.mozilla.org/LQO468JD1K
> Kind regards,
> Stephanie Perrin and Jeannette Hofmann.
> On 2014-09-02, 2:34, Jeanette Hofmann wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> (sorry, cross-posting still necessary since not everyone is on each
>> of these lists)
>> Thanks to those who commented, here is a quick update of comments
>> received so far:
>> 1. Substance: Ryn and otherers made the important point that projects
>> in the UN environment are by definition temporary. If we ask the
>> Generaly Assembly to make the IGF a permanent entity, such a request
>> could imply a change of status that we did not mean to ask for.
>> This does not necessarily mean we should drop the whole statement but
>> that we have to be careful about its language and that we need to get
>> advise from the diplomats @ IGF.
>> 2. Title: People find it awkward. Others say it should address the UN
>> General Assembly.
>> Again others want a subtitle that would frame it as a statement from
>> the IGF stakeholders (meaning: we practically produce outcomes even
>> if we cannot formally agree whether or not we want the IGF to produce
>> 3. Text: too long, should be shortened but also incude other aspects
>> such as those that Avri mentioned: funding, successes of the IGF
>> 4. Language: should be softer to comply with UN style
>> 5. End: too ubrupt, could be more passionate
>> 6. Operational: Deadline for comments should be Wednesday night, IGF
>> local time, so that we have enough time on Thursday to get support
>> for it.
>> Statement should be read in the closing session?
>> I am grateful for all suggestions on how to proceed from here. We are
>> inventing the drafting process while I am writing this.
>> Am 02.09.14 07:00, schrieb Avri Doria:
>>> (removed cross posting)
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> 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.
>>>> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
>>>> Von: governance-request at lists.igcaucus.org im Auftrag von Jeanette
>>>> 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
>>>> 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:
>>>> 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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