[AFRI-Discuss] [isoc_ke] Fwd: [ALAC-Announce] ICANN News Alert -- ICANN Welcomes the EU Council¹s Conclusions on Internet Governance

Barrack Otieno otieno.barrack at gmail.com
Wed Dec 3 03:36:57 UTC 2014

Greetings Ali,

Indeed, there is significant effort within the Africa Union to build
the Capacity of African leaders in so far as Internet Governance
issues are concerned. This are lead by the Head of Infrastructure
division Moctar Yedaly, Nepad's Dr. Edmund Katiti and Dr. Towela Jere.
Notable initiatives include the Africa Internet Governance Forum that
will now be hosted by the Africa Union, the ongoing Africa School of
Internet Governance Forum organized by APC with the support of NePAD.
I think we are on the right track, from Kenya Alice Munyua, Mwendwa
Kivuva, Ephraim Kenyanito and Grace Githaiga are very active in
Internet Governance, it would be good if they can contribute to this
thread as well.

Best Regards

On 12/3/14, Ali Hussein <ali at hussein.me.ke> wrote:
> Barrack
> Thanks for sharing. A step in the right direction. Curious to know if the AU
> has any official position on the same.
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>> On Dec 3, 2014, at 6:25 AM, Barrack Otieno via isoc <isoc at lists.my.co.ke>
>> wrote:
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: ICANN At-Large Staff <staff at atlarge.icann.org>
>> Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2014 00:09:25 +0000
>> Subject: [ALAC-Announce] ICANN News Alert -- ICANN Welcomes the EU
>> Council¹s Conclusions on Internet Governance
>> To: "alac-announce at atlarge-lists.icann.org"
>> <alac-announce at atlarge-lists.icann.org>
>> [ICANN]<http://www.icann.org/>
>> News Alert
>> https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2014-12-02-en
>> ________________________________
>> ICANN Welcomes the EU Council's Conclusions on Internet Governance
>> 2 December 2014
>> December 2, 2014 - The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and
>> Numbers (ICANN) today welcome the EU Council on Telecommunication
>> (TTE) for its Conclusions on Internet Governance adopted on 27
>> November 2014.
>> The Conclusions underline "that the governance of Internet is expected
>> to include all stakeholders" and "the importance of strengthening the
>> Internet Governance Forum (IGF)", while endorsing the principles
>> adopted by the global multi-stakeholder community at NETmundial.
>> "In this period of transition for Internet Governance, and for ICANN
>> in particular, Europe has a substantial role to play. We welcome
>> Europe's public commitment to contribute proactively and
>> constructively to the process of IANA stewardship transition and
>> ICANN's accountability and review process," said Fadi Chehade, ICANN's
>> President and CEO.
>> The Conclusions by the Council of European Union governments mark an
>> important step in supporting the continued development of the
>> multistakeholder model of Governance of the Internet, based on
>> inclusivity and underpinned by individual rights and democratic
>> values.
>> "We recognize this is the first time that EU Council Conclusions focus
>> in such detail on Internet Governance and on ICANN specifically, and I
>> would like to thank the Italian Presidency and in particular Under
>> Secretary Antonello Giacomelli for setting the agenda and their
>> vision," said Chehade. "They have worked hard to foster a single
>> coherent approach among 28 Member States, based on the NETMundial
>> principles."
>> They also reaffirm that the Internet should remain a single, open,
>> neutral, interoperable and un-fragmented network accessible to
>> everyone, everywhere. The ICANN community is proud to have contributed
>> to this goal and "the robust operation of the Internet" through
>> ICANN's role in the coordination of the domain name system over the
>> past 16 years, and we will strive to fulfill this mission going
>> forwards, as the organization evolves.
>> Building on the Council Conclusion, the Internet community and ICANN
>> welcome Europe's decision and fully support the forging ahead with the
>> implementation of national and regional multistakeholder models of
>> Internet governance.
>> About ICANN:
>> ICANN's mission is to ensure a stable, secure and unified global
>> Internet. To reach another person on the Internet you have to type an
>> address into your computer - a name or a number. That address has to
>> be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN
>> coordinates these unique identifiers across the world. Without that
>> coordination we wouldn't have one global Internet. ICANN was formed in
>> 1998. It is a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with
>> participants from all over the world dedicated to keeping the Internet
>> secure, stable and interoperable. It promotes competition and develops
>> policy on the Internet's unique identifiers. ICANN doesn't control
>> content on the Internet. It cannot stop spam and it doesn't deal with
>> access to the Internet. But through its coordination role of the
>> Internet's naming system, it does have an important impact on the
>> expansion and evolution of the Internet. For more information please
>> visit: www.icann.org<https://www.icann.org/>.
>> --
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