Internet Governance Events
- ITU World Telecommunication Development Conference 2014 (Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt; 31 March - 11 April 2014.)
- Ninth Internet Governance Forum (Istanbul, Turkey; 2-5 September 2014)
- ITU Plenipotentiary Conference (Busan/Korea; 20 October - 7 November 2014)
ITU World Telecommunication Development Conference 2014
Dubai, UAE from 30 March - 10 April 2014
The 2014 World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC) is organized by the ITU, through the Telecommunication Development Bureau. A WTDC is held every four years to develop a plan of action, including an agenda and guidelines for the ITU Development Sector until the next Conference. ITU-Development Sector Members are the only ones able participate in this WTDC itself. Learn more about the event on the ITU website.
Ninth Internet Governance Forum (2014)
Istanbul, Turkey from 2 - 5 September 2014
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: IGF2014si@intgovforum.org. 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
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."