ICC/BASIS comments on draft programme and schedule for the IGF in Rio

    Prepared by the ICC commission on : Commission on the Digital Economy
    Publication date : 16/05/2007

    The International Chamber of Commerce and members of its initiative, Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS) submit these comments on the draft programme and schedule for the IGF in Rio, which have been posted for public comment by the IGF Secretariat.

    These comments supplement the Preliminary ICC BASIS input on the IGF Rio topics, which was submitted and distributed on 3 May 2007.

    ICC and BASIS members appreciate the efforts of the IGF Secretariat to provide stakeholders with a draft programme and schedule for comment ahead of the consultation on 23 May 2007. We believe that a well structured programme and schedule will enhance the substantive discussions and exchange at the IGF in Rio. Balanced formulations of the sub-themes will ensure focused productive exchanges. Building on the practical and substantive experiences of the IGF in Athens is essential, and the comments below seek to assist in this effort.