ICC/BASIS Topline input on first Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

    in Athens, Greece [30 October-2 November 2006]

    Prepared by the ICC commission on : Commission on the Digital Economy
    Publication date : 30/01/2007

    This is an extraction of the topline comments from the feedback document dated 12 January 2007 submitted by the global business community of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and its initiative, Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS) on the first Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Athens 30 October-2 November 2006].

    General Comments

    • The balance of stakeholders in the advisory group must remain the same with all stakeholders participating on an equal footing.
    • Take stock in February 2007 and begin preparations for all aspects of IGF 2007 immediately.
    • The continued engagement of business, governments, civil society and the technical community in the preparations for the IGF sessions and at the sessions is essential.
    • The emphasis on discussions without negotiated conclusions is an essential principle for the Forum.