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Internet Governance Events

Upcoming Events

NETmundial - Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance

São Paulo, Brazil from 23 - 24 April 2014
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The Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance will focus on crafting Internet governance principles and proposing a roadmap for the further evolution of the Internet governance ecosystem. The meeting is scheduled for April 23rd and 24th 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil and will be live webcast enabling remote participation. The meeting follows an initiative proposed by and /1net.

Ninth Internet Governance Forum (2014)

Istanbul, Turkey from 2 - 5 September 2014
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The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) brings together many stakeholder groups to discuss the public policy issues regarding the Internet.

From the IGF website: All stakeholders are encouraged to submit suggestions or ideas for issues to be discussed at the 2014 IGF to the following email address: We kindly request that proposals are kept short and succinct. These proposals will be put into a synthesis paper that will act as an input into the discussions. General reflections on IGF 2013 and reconmendations for the IGF 2014 meeting are also encouraged. The deadline for submission is 10 February 2014.

ITU Plenipotentiary Conference

Busan, Korea from 20 October  - 7 November 2014
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Held every four years, the plenipotentiary is the top policy-making conference of the ITU. During this session, Member States set the ITU's general policies, adopt four-year strategic and financial plans, and elect senior management and other officials. ITU Sector Members, Regional Telecommunication and Intergovernmental Organizations, and the United Nations and its specialized agencies may also attend the Conference as observers.

As noted on the ITU website, "The Plenipotentiary Conference is the key event at which ITU Member States decide on the future role of the organization, thereby determining the organization's ability to influence and affect the development of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) worldwide."