Governments, sector members of the UN International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and a number of civil society groups were met in Geneva for three days recently to talk internet politics at the 5th World Telecom Policy Forum (WTPF).
Toure's 50-page WTPF summary report which accompanies the six draft opinions includes the hot issues of "global principles for the governance and use of the Internet" and "the multi-stakeholder model of Internet governance" which are dealt with in the draft opinion number five, "Supporting Multi-stakeholderism in Internet Governance".
Over 900 participants from 130 country attended the 5th World Telecommunications/ICT Policy Forum (WTPF
) in Geneva, while more than 3,000 people participated remotely via web broadcast.
" At WTPF
, we have created a shared vision; a vision that can now be transformed into effective action to bring connectivity to the two- thirds of the world's people who are still offline -- and that is our bottom line, connecting the unconnected and achieving full digital inclusion for all citizens of the world," Dr Hamadoun Toure, secretary general of the ITU, said at the meet's conclusion.
Among the most visible manifestations of this commonality of interests within the WTPF
on GMPC5 was the unprecedented lavish reception offered jointly by the big LEOS group.
"We have new applicants meeting the terms and conditions of the membership of the WTPF
which are India, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, in addition to the countries previously declared like Iran, Russia and US," said Mohammed Issa Al Fairuz.
This was unveiled in the coordination meeting held today at the headquarters of Oman Equestrian Federation (OEF) between OEF and The World Equestrian Tent Pegging Federation (WTPF
), headed by Mohammed bin Issa al-Fairuz WTPF
President and Sayyid Monthir bin Saif al-Busaidi, OEF Chairman.