The Internet has entered conference rooms worldwide. Discussions are broadcast globally. Reporting is provided via social media. More and more people are engaged in global policy-making. Remote participation opens up new opportunities for more inclusive global policy-making. It also poses new challenges of integrating remote participation in the modus operandi of multilateral diplomacy.
From "need to know" to "need to share"
The full video and records of remote participation are available here.
The panel focused on the following main issues:
These issues were addressed through reflections on the experience developed in remote participation activities of the ITU, the WSIS Forum, the Internet Governance Forum, and other policy bodies. The panel also "walked the talk" by introducing two panelists remotely.
Moderator: Mr Guy Girardet, ITU (@GuyGirardet)