GIP Summary Report ICANN 50
The Internet as a critical resource for Pacific island states
Policy immersion – exposing Pacific Islands representatives to Geneva as an international hub for global policy
Net neutrality (NN) is gaining momentum as a debated issue on national and global levels. NN is a ‘messy’ policy issue which is difficult even to define. Brazil adopted NN in its Marco Civil Law. In the USA, Federal Communication Communiction trigerred heated debate by questioning NN princple. The European Parliament adopted a law to protect NN. On 18 June, the Swiss National Council adopted a parliamentary motion stipulating that Switzerland must guarantee NN. Here you can join us to map the discussion field, consult background materials and follow the debate on NN.
Moderator: Dr Jovan Kurbalija, Director, DiploFoundation
Summary of 12 June
12 June was the day High-Level Dialogues (HLD) were held at the WSIS+10 High-Level Event.
The WSIS+10 High Level Event taking place in Geneva this week is assessing the progress that has been made since the 2005 Tunis Agenda. One of the key outcomes of the WSIS (World Summit on the Information Society) negotiations was the definition of stakeholder roles and responsibilities in the global governance of the Internet.