Working Group on improvements to the Internet Governance Forum

    ICC BASIS responses

    Prepared by the ICC commission on : Commission on the Digital Economy
    Publication date : 09/03/2011

    ICC BASIS is pleased to provide the following responses to the CSTD Chair’s working group on IGF improvements questionnaire. ICC BASIS members include companies and business associations from across sectors and geographies.

    • Review of IGF vis-à-vis Tunis Agenda1 – paragraphs 72 to 80
    • Improving the IGF with a view to linking it to the broader dialogue on global Internet governance as directed by the UN General Assembly Resolution on "Information and communications technologies for development" (adopted on 24 November 2010)
    • How to enhance the contribution of IGF to socio-economic development and towards IADGs including enhancing participation of developing countries
    • Shaping the outcome of IGF meetings
    • Outreach to and cooperation with other organisations and fora dealing with IG issues
    • Inclusiveness of the IGF process and of participation at the IGF meetings (in particular with regard to stakeholders from developing countries)
    • Working methods of the IGF, in particular improving the preparation process modalities
    • Format of the IGF meetings
    • Financing the Forum (exploring further options for financing)
    • Review of the current situation
    • Options for ensuring predictability, transparency and accountability in financing IGF