Multilayer governance as a theoretical foundation of enhanced cooperation is a paper written by Rolf H. Weber, Chair Professor at University of Zurich in answer to the question: What does enhanced cooperation mean and what is its contribution to multistakeholder participation in particular and Internet Governance in general?
This report presents the main findings of a review of international public policy issues pertaining to the Internet (referred to in this document as Internet policy issues). It was prepared by the secretariat of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) for the inter-sessional panel of the Commission in response to the recommendation of the United Nations Economic and Social Council1. The work was carried out in August–November 2014, and has been supported by independent expert advice and comments from peer reviewers.
7 December 2014
A webinar digest: Geneva Briefing on Internet Governance (2 December 2014)
November has been a busy month for Internet governance (IG). Aptly described as a bubbling cauldron – a vivid metaphor which highlights the heated discussions which took place in this eventful period – these IG policy developments and events have a broader impact on the political space.
With the Telecommunications Report 2014, the Federal Council is presenting a further report on the development of the Swiss telecommunications market. Following reports in 2010 and 2012, with the 2014 Report the Federal Council is therefore fulfilling a parliamentary mandate to analyse developments in the telecommunications market and identify requirements for legislative action. The report also contains information on the Confederation’s majority holding in Swisscom.
Geneva, 20 November 2014: Following ICANN President Fadi Chehadé's opening speech, more than 250 experts from all stakeholder groups, including some 50 leading figures/authorities and high-ranking officials in Internet governance, participated in this high-profile event, scanning significant pending Internet governance issues.
As background for the GIC session: Evidence in Internet governance: measurement and data-mining on 19 November, this paper by Goran S. Milovanović :
• provides a simple explanation of what cognitive technologies are.
• gives an overview of the main idea of cognitive science (why human minds and computers could
be thought of as being essentially similar kinds of systems).
• discusses in brief how developments in engineering and fundamental research interact to result
in cognitive technologies.
Download the Geneva Internet Conference Programme (15 November 2014)
Download the Geneva Internet Conference speaker bios