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CSTD Working Group on Improvements to the IGF Recommendations. Peter Major, Chairman Special Advisor, Permanent Mission of Hungary to the UN, Geneva . Outline. Background Mandate and composition Meetings Agreed main topics Results and recommendations Follow-up Conclusion.

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cstd working group on improvements to the igf recommendations

CSTD Working Group on Improvements to the IGFRecommendations

Peter Major, Chairman

Special Advisor, Permanent Mission of Hungary to the UN, Geneva

IGF 2012 6-9 November 2012 Baku, Azerbaijan

outline
Outline
  • Background
  • Mandate and composition
  • Meetings
  • Agreed main topics
  • Results and recommendations
  • Follow-up
  • Conclusion

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background
Background

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mandate of the cstd wgigf
Mandate of the CSTD WGIGF
  • established in open and inclusive manner
  • to seek, compile and review inputs from all UN member States and all other stakeholders on improvements to the IGF
  • to give recommendations for improvements without changing basic features of the IGF: - multi-stakeholder character - not a decision taking forum
  • to report to CSTD in May 2011

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composition of the working group
Composition of the Working Group

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cstd wgigf meetings phase i
CSTD WGIGF meetings Phase I

Chairman: Mr. FrédéricRiehl (Switzerland)

  • 1st meeting – Montreux, February 25-26, 2011agreed on questionnaire to stakeholders
  • 2nd meeting – Geneva, March 25-26 , 2011- compile and discuss responses to questionnaire - lack of time: no recommendations
  • 14th session of CSTD Geneva, May 2011 - extension of mandate of WG - new chairman

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cstd wgigf meetings phase ii
CSTD WGIGF meetings Phase II

Chairman: Mr. Peter Major (Hungary)3rd meeting – Geneva, October 30-2 November 2011 – agreed 5 main points based on responses to questionnaire

  • 4th meeting – Geneva, January 11-13, 2012discussed and agreed on 3 main points
  • 5th meeting - Geneva, February 20-22, 2012 discussed and agreed on remaining points and draft recommendations

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agreed main topics
Agreed main topics
  • Shaping the outcomes of IGF meetings;
  • Working modalities including open consultations, MAG and Secretariat;

III. Funding of the IGF;

IV. Broadening participation;

V. Linking the IGF to other related processes/mechanisms/bodies.

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results of cstd wgigf
Results of CSTD WGIGF
  • Multi-stakeholder approach
  • Disconnected from enhanced cooperation
  • Mutual trust and team work
  • Agreed main topics
  • 39 recommendations
  • Submit report with recommendations to members of WG for approval

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i shaping the outcomes of igf meetings
I.Shaping the outcomes of IGF meetings

Recommendations:

  • Develop more tangible outputs
  • Improve the visibility of IGF outcomes and its accessibility with enhanced communication tools
  • Communication strategy and tools to making available the relevant documents to all the relevant stakeholders and the media.

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ii working modalities
II. Working modalities

Recommendations:

  • Improve the overall preparatory process of the IGF
  • Improve the structure and working methods of the MAG
  • Strengthen and expand the Secretariat

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iii funding of the igf
III. Funding of the IGF

Recommendations:

  • Encourage increased voluntary financial contributions
  • Enhance accountability and transparency
  • Acknowledge the host country’s support and in-kind support from other countries, organizations and the UN.

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iv broadening participation and capacity building
IV. Broadening participation and capacity building

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v linking the igf to other ig related entities
V.Linking the IGF to other IG related entities

Recommendations:

  • Ensure the relevance and inclusiveness of annual IGFs
  • Support enhanced communication
  • Empower the MAG and the IGF secretariat to do consistent outreach

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wgigf follow up
WGIGF follow-up
  • WG’s report to CSTD session (21 to 25 May 2012) http://www.unctad.org/meetings/en/SessionalDocuments/a67d65_en.pdf
  • CSTD draft resolution on WSIS Follow-up including results of the WG and Open Consultation on Enhanced Cooperation
  • Report and CSTD resolution forwarded to UN General Assembly through ECOSOC
  • To be endorsed by General Assembly of UN

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implementation
Implementation
  • No explicit provisions
  • Implicitly: tasks for Secretariat & MAG
  • Endorsed by CSTD and ECOSOC
  • Input to Taking Stock Session:proposal to MAG: create WG to translate recommendations to actions

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conclusion
Conclusion

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Thank you for your attention

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