The first Open Consultations and Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) Meeting in the IGF 2015 preparatory process took place on 1-3 December 2014, in Geneva, Switzerland. These consultations also took stock of the IGF 2014 meeting, looking at what worked well and what did not. The transcripts and the video recordings of the meeting are available.
Strategic Engagement Director Pablo Hinojosa attended on behalf of Paul Wilson as a salient IGF-MAG member. Paul Wilson is finishing his term as a MAG member, as one of the representatives of the Internet technical community, after serving during three IGF events: Baku, Bali and Istanbul.
This event had two tracks, a one day open consultation process and also the last IGF-MAG meeting of 2014.
APNIC staff activities included:
- Contributing to preparations for the next IGF meeting, November 2015 in Joao Pessoa, Brasil, specifically discussions around the programme including main theme and sub-themes; structure of the meeting and logistics.
- Reaffirming APNIC’s commitment to the IGF process, in support for the renewal of its mandate and also to encourage integration, as the IGF is a place where many processes converge, such as the regional and the IGF meetings.
- Monitoring status of different processes and reports such as CSTD Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation, which has recently produced a report on Internet public policy issues; the 10th anniversary review of the WSIS process (WSIS+10) and the participation of IGF-MAG at the Coordination Council of the NETmundial Initiative.
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