The Second Committee of the General Assembly yesterday approved the draft resolution on ‘Information and communications technologies for development’ (A/C.2/65/L.56). The text was approved by consensus.
UPDATE: A decision was taken yesterday evening to bring forward the adoption of the resolution to today, our New York source has just confirmed.
The mandate of the Internet Governance Forum expired with its 5th meeting in Lithuania two months ago. A renewed mandate for another five years is currently being debated at the UN. At which stage are the negotiations?
In Internet governance parlance, some words and terms are used over and over again – ad nauseum. Read through the IGF transcripts, for example, and you’ll know what I mean.
'Your 37 friends are waiting', says the Facebook e-mail which I have just received. They’re waiting for me to accept their friend request. That is, for me to share personal information, photos of me and my loved ones, and other bits of info which six months from now I wish I hadn’t.