Posted: Wed, 17 May 2006
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan named Raul Echeberria, Executive Director of LACNIC and Adiel Akplogan, CEO of AFRINIC, to serve on a 46-member Advisory Group. This Advisory Group will assist the Secretary General in convening the Internet Governance Forum, and is comprised of representatives from governments, the private sector and civil society. The Group will prepare the agenda and programme for the first meeting of the Internet Governance Forum, which is to be held in Athens from 30 October to 2 November, 2006.
The selection of two members of the Number Resource Organization (NRO) Executive Council signifies the important contribution the NRO plays in the Internet community and also reflects the integral role of the Regional Internet Registry system in Internet operations. Past NRO activities in Internet governance are detailed on the website: http://www.nro.net/
For a complete list of Advisory Group members please see today's announcement at: http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs//2006/sga1006.doc.htm