Comments Invited on IGF Retreat

A two-day working retreat on “Advancing the Ten-Year Mandate of the IGF” was organized by the UN Secretariat in Glen Cove, New York from 14 to 16 July 2016. Against the backdrop of a newly extended ten-year mandate, the programme of the retreat examined areas for further  development and improvements for the IGF, anchored in the Tunis Agenda as well as subsequent recommendations made by the IGF Community, the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) Working Group on IGF Improvements, and multiple reports from the first 10 years of IGF meetings.

Forty attendees from each of the four IGF stakeholder communities – Government, the private sector, civil society and the technical community – as well as UNDESA/IGF Secretariat staff, were present at the retreat. The resulting proceedings record of the discussion that took place is published and available for comment on the IGF’s website.

Many of the ideas and suggestions that emerged from the retreat have been compiled in the following document and are included as an annex to these proceedings.The compilation is structured and ordered following the agenda of the retreat and is published here for ease of reference and to facilitate public consultation.

All stakeholders are invited to make comments and any additional suggestions by September 26th, 2016 for review by the community and as input to the 2016 Internet Governance Forum (IGF): ‘Enabling Inclusive and Sustainable Growth’, scheduled to take place from 6-9 December 2016 in Guadalajara, Mexico.

IGF Retreat Output Document is available for commenting until 26 September.

The stakeholders from Pakistan are appreciated to provide their feedback and comments to the IGF Pakistan to group them, compile as a consolidated feedback document and facilitate to update on the Online Document with endorsement of your name and/or your organization. Comments may please be sent through email at info(at)IGFPAK(dot)Org. In case you will have any questions or comments, do not hesitate to contact IGF Pakistan.

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