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The Montevideo Statement on the Future of Internet Cooperation noted that “The Internet and World Wide Web have brought major benefits in social and economic development worldwide. Both have been built and governed in the public interest through unique mechanisms for global multistakeholder Internet cooperation, which have been intrinsic to their success … [but there is a] .... need for ongoing effort to address Internet Governance challenges, and agreed to catalyze community-wide efforts towards the evolution of global multistakeholder Internet cooperation.”
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A Framework for Recent Internet Governance Discussions - From Montevideo Statement to 1net

By John Curran

There have been many significant Internet Governance developments in the last several weeks, and so I'd like to take this moment to provide a framework in which to consider these recent events. For the last several years, the leadership of several recognized Internet organizations (ISOC, ICANN, IAB/IETF, IANA, the 5 Regional Internet Registries (RIRs), and W3C; sometimes referred to as the "Internet technical organizations") have met periodically to promote better coordinat...

Brazil to host an international conference on Internet governance

São Paulo is to host an international conference to discuss the new model of the Internet’s global governance. 

The Federal Government's proposal was announced, on November 18th, by the ministers of Communications, Paulo Bernardo, of Science and Technology Marco Antonio Raupp, and Foreign Relations, Luiz Alberto Figueiredo. 

The idea of the meeting, to take place on April 23rd and 24th April, came from the speech of President Dilma Rousseff at the opening of the UN Genera...

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