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Stakeholder Input on the Role of Governments, International Telecommunication Union Council Working Group on Internet-related Public Policy Issues


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Washington, DC
December 16, 2013

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The most recent meeting of the Council Working Group on Internet-related Public Policy Issues (CWG-Internet) invited all member states to submit views on the role of governments in 12 policy areas highlighted in Council Resolution 1305, Annex 1.

Because the United States firmly believes that the role of governments in Internet Governance should not be debated or determined by governments alone, we welcome your input in crafting the United States’ submission to CWG-Internet. Responses are appreciated by Friday, January 10, and can be directed to Andrew Harris – cwg.internet@state.gov.

The CWG-Internet developed the first question below for the response of member states. Questions 2 and 3 come from the U.S. Government and are important for us to consider as we develop our response to the CWG-Internet. Views from all stakeholders on each of the questions are greatly valued. The chart below includes each of the 12 public policy issues identified by Council Resolution 1305, Annex 1; it may be helpful in crafting your response.

Recognizing the scope of work of International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on international Internet-related public policy matters, represented by the list of topics in Council Resolution 1305 Annex 1 which was established in accordance with decisions of ITU membership at the Plenipotentiary Conference, the Council Working Group on International Internet Related Public Policy invites Member States to provide their position on following question:

  1. What actions have been undertaken or to be undertaken by governments in relations to each of the international Internet-related public policy issues identified in Annex 1 to Resolution 1305 (adopted by Council 2009 at the seventh Plenary Meeting)?"
  2. What role, if any, does the ITU have in facilitating governmental activity regarding these public policy issues?
  3. What international venues are most appropriate for governments to seek assistance on these public policy issues?

POC: Andrew Harris, U.S. State Department
cwg.internet@state.gov, 202-647-5205

Public Policy Issues

Relevant ITU Mandate

(per Resolution 1305)

Role of Governments

Role of ITU

Existing Venues to addressing issues

Multilingualization of the Internet Including Internationalized (multilingual) Domain Names

PP. Resolution 133 (Rev. Antalya, 2006)

WTSA Resolution 48 (Rev. Johannesburg, 2008)

WTDC Programme 3 (Rev. Doha, 2006)

     

International Internet Connectivity

ITU-D Study Group 1, Question 12-2/1

ITU-T Study Group 3 (Recommendation D.50)

     

International public policy issues pertaining to the Internet and the management of Internet resources, including domain names and addresses

PP. Resolutions 101, 102 (Rev. Antalya, 2006)

WTSA Resolutions 47, 49, 64, 69, 75 (Rev. Johannesburg, 2008)

Resolution 1282 (Mod. 2008)

Lead Facilitator of WSIS AL C6 (Tunis 2005)

     

The security, safety, continuity, sustainability, and robustness of the Internet

PP. Resolutions 102, 130 (Rev. Antalya, 2006)

WTDC Resolution 45, Programme 3 (Rev. Doha, 2006),

WTSA Resolutions 50, 52 (Rev. Johannesburg 2008)

ITU-T Study Group 17, ITU-D Study Group 1

PP. Resolution 71 – Strategic Goal 4 (Rev. Antalya, 2006)

     

Combating Cybercrime

Lead Facilitator of WSIS AL C5 (Tunis 2005)

WTDC Programme 3 (Rev. Doha, 2006)

PP. Resolution 71 – Strategic Goal 4 (Rev. Antalya, 2006)

ITU-D Study Group 1

     

Dealing effectively with spam

Lead Facilitator of WSIS AL C5 (Tunis 2005)

PP. Resolution 130 (Rev. Antalya, 2006)

WTDC Programme 3, Resolution 45 (Rev. Doha, 2006)

WTSA 50, 52 (Rev. Johannesburg 2008)

     

Issues pertaining to the use and misuse of the Internet

Lead Facilitator of WSIS AL C5 (Tunis 2005)

Resolution 1282 (Mod. 2008)

WTDC Programme 3 (Rev. Doha, 2006)

PP. Resolution 130 (Rev. Antalya, 2006)

WTSA Resolutions 50, 52 (Rev. Johannesburg 2008)

     

Availability, affordability, reliability, and quality of service, especially in the developing world

Lead Facilitator of WSIS AL C2 (Tunis 2005)

Resolution 1282 (Mod. 2008)

     

Contributing to capacity building for Internet governance in developing countries

WTDC Resolutions 17, 20 (Rev. Doha, 2006)

ITU-D Programme 3, ITU-D Programme 5,

WTSA Resolutions 64 (Rev. Johannesburg 2008)

     

Developmental aspects of the Internet

WTDC Resolutions 17, 20 (Rev. Doha, 2006)

WTSA Resolutions 64, 75 (Rev. Johannesburg 2008)

PP. Resolutions 101, 102, 133 (Rev. Antalya, 2006)

     

Respect for privacy and the protection of personal information and data

PP. Resolution 130 (Rev. Antalya, 2006)

Lead Facilitator of WSIS AL C5 (Tunis 2005)

Resolution 1282 (Mod. 2008)

PP. Resolution 71 – Strategic Goal 4 (Rev. Antalya, 2006)

     

Protecting children and young people from abuse and exploitation

PP. Resolution 130 (Rev. Antalya, 2006)

Lead Facilitator of WSIS AL C5 (Tunis 2005)

PP. Resolution 71 – Strategic Goal 4 (Rev. Antalya, 2006)

Resolution 1282 (Mod. 2008)

ITU-D Programme 3, ITU-T Study Group 17

     



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