Internet Governance in the Light of the WSIS Principles

17 November 2009 - A Main Session on Internet Governance Principles in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt



·    Mr. Ahmed El-Sherbini, Deputy to the Minister for International Cooperation, Director of the National Telecommunications Institute, Egypt


·    Ms. Anriette Esterhuysen, Executive Director, Association for Progressive Communications (APC)

·    Mr. Bill Graham, Gloal Strategic Engagement, the Internet Society (ISOC)

·    Ambassador J?nis K?rkli?š, Ambassador of Latvia to France and Permanent Representative to UNESCO


This session builds on the WSIS Principles, as contained in the Geneva Declaration of Principles and the Tunis Agenda for the Information Society, in particular on Paragraphs 29 and 31. The Session will be based on Paragraph 72 i) of the Tunis Agenda which mandates the IGF to “promote and assess, on an ongoing basis, the embodiment of WSIS principles in Internet governance processes”. This session will be held in the form of an open discussion without panellists.