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28 Nov 2014
Internet governance

The three-week ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2014, which came to a conclusion earlier this month in Busan, reviewed the ITU’s Internet-related resolutions. It also decided the ITU’s work plan for the next four years, and elected its new leadership. Join us for the November IG webinar on 28 November when we will discuss the main outcomes of the conference.

[Update] The webinar recording and digest are now available here.

Held every four years, this year’s conference aimed to review the ITU’s Internet-related resolutions including those on Internet protocol-based networks, the ITU’s role with regard to Internet-related public policy issues and management of Internet resources, the role of administrations of Member States in the management of internationalised domain names, and facilitation of the transition to IPv6. The conference also saw the election of the new Secretary-General, deputy Secretary-General, and Directors of the Bureaux.

Diplo’s November IG webinar, will be dedicated to the outcomes of the ITU’s Plenipotentiary Conference, and will be presented by IG expert Samantha Dickinson, who followed closely the developments and negotiations on the ground in Busan. The webinar will discuss:

  • What are the main updates to the top four Internet-related resolutions?
  • This was the first major ITU conference since the Snowden revelations – what impact did the revelations have on the negotiations and final versions of the new resolutions?
  • Were there any significant changes to the positions of Member States with regard to multistakeholder or intergovernmental models for IG?
  • What were the tensions and nuances during the negotiations?

Join us on Friday, 28th November at 11:00 UTC (12:00 CET) for a round-up of #plenipot14’s main outcomes. Please register here. Attendance is free; registration is required.