[A2k] Fwd: On WSIS+10 Review and the CSTD

Seth Johnson seth.p.johnson at gmail.com
Mon May 4 11:28:11 PDT 2015


FYI below.  The UN's Commission on Science and Technology for
Development (CSTD) is putting together the inputs that will constitute
the UN System-wide analysis of the status of the international
Information Society project (intended to facilitate Internet
Governance at the international level), for ECOSOC to provide to the
UN General Assembly's intergovernmental negotiations in the latter
half of this year.  This is called the WSIS+10 Review.


Seth

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Seth Johnson <seth.p.johnson at gmail.com>
Date: Mon, May 4, 2015 at 1:23 PM
Subject: On WSIS+10 Review and the CSTD
To: internetpolicy <internetpolicy at elists.isoc.org>


The WSIS+10 review process does not address the special contributions
that the Internet makes to the Information Society's goals by its
distinctive characteristics.  It solely focuses on ICTs in general and
does not distinguish the open Internet from specialized services or
other types of networks.  The Information Society's performance
measures exhibit the same defect.

The following letter to the UN GIS has been forwarded to the CSTD.  It
offers recommendations to assure that the Information Society project
addresses the relationship between its initiatives and the Internet:
http://internetdistinction.com/wsisimpacts/statements/wsis-10-letter/

Also see the analysis of the performance measures here:
http://internetdistinction.com/wsisimpacts/2014/03/25/wsis-measures-understanding-impacts-on-the-internet/

The following letter called attention to the Opinion submitted by the
Internet Systems Consortium to the WTPF, also on this concern:
http://internetdistinction.com/wsisimpacts/2013/02/15/supporters-letter-to-informal-experts-group/
http://internetdistinction.com/wsisimpacts/on-the-opinion/
http://internetdistinction.com/wsisimpacts/on-the-opinion/opinion-streamlined/
http://www.itu.int/md/S13-WTPF13IEG3-C-0049/en


Seth




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