[WG-Strategy] UN Secretary-General appoints Internet Governance Forum Leadership Panel

Nigel Hickson nigel.hickson at dcms.gov.uk
Tue Aug 16 13:55:10 EDT 2022


Jorge

Thanks so much for sharing; a bit late in the day, but........

Best

Nigel

On Tue, 16 Aug 2022 at 18:29, Jorge Cancio via WG-Strategy <
wg-strategy at intgovforum.org> wrote:

> finally…
> kindly
> jorge
>
> From: UN Spokesperson-Do Not Reply <unspokesperson-donotreply at un.org
> <mailto:unspokesperson-donotreply at un.org>>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2022 12:23 PM
> Subject: [EXTERNAL] UN Secretary-General appoints Internet Governance
> Forum Leadership Panel
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> Secretary-General appoints Internet Governance Forum Leadership Panel
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> The United Nations Secretary-General has appointed 10 high-level and
> eminent persons to serve on his inaugural Internet Governance Forum (IGF)
> Leadership Panel.
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> In line with the mandate of the IGF and as recommended in the
> Secretary-General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation, the Secretary-General
> has established the Panel as a strategic, empowered, and multistakeholder
> body to support and strengthen the IGF. The Panel will thus address
> strategic and urgent issues and highlight Forum discussions and possible
> follow-up actions, in order to promote greater impact and dissemination of
> IGF discussions according to its Terms of Reference.
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> The 10 distinguished members of the Panel have been appointed by the
> Secretary-General following an open call for nominations, and in line with
> an equitably distributed, multistakeholder configuration of
> ministerial-level Government representatives, executive-level
> representatives of the private sector, civil society and the technical
> community, as well as “at-large” prominent persons in the field of digital
> policy.
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> In addition, the Panel consists of five ex-officio members: senior
> representatives of the current, immediately previous, and immediately
> upcoming IGF host countries; the Chair of the Forum’s Multistakeholder
> Advisory Group; and the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Technology.
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> Hailing from all regions of the world and serving a two-year term during
> the 2022–23 IGF cycles, the complete, inaugural Panel is as follows:
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> •     Mr. Vint Cerf, United States of America
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> •     Mr. Hatem Dowidar, Egypt
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> •     Ms. Lise Fuhr, Denmark
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> •     Ms. Maria Fernanda Garza, Mexico
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> •     Mr. Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Estonia
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> •     Ms.  Maria Ressa, Philippines and United States of America
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> •     H.E. Mr. Alkesh Kumar Sharma, India
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> •     H.E. Ms. Karoline Edtstadler, Austria
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> •     Mr. ‘Gbenga Sesan, Nigeria
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> •     Mr. Lan Xue, China
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> Ex-officio Members
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> •     H.E. Mrs. Huria Ali Mahdi, IGF 2022 Host Country (Ethiopia)
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> •     H.E. Mr. Yuji Sasaki, IGF 2023 Host Country (Japan)
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> •     H.E. Mr. Krzysztof Szubert, IGF 2021 Host Country (Poland)
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> •     Mr. Paul Mitchell, Chair of the IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group
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> •     Mr. Amandeep Singh Gill, Secretary-General’s Envoy on Technology
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> The full biographies of the Leadership Panel members are available on the
> IGF website<
> https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.intgovforum.org%2Fen&data=05%7C01%7Cgaffney%40un.org%7Cd4c107f1af5c4b322a5d08da7f894426%7C0f9e35db544f4f60bdcc5ea416e6dc70%7C0%7C0%7C637962524766223732%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=vDOcHhoIPGXdO2m8AeXtqFSzKgwzhkoV9zWoU%2FFLxOk%3D&reserved=0>.
> Further details on the functioning of the Panel can be found in its Terms
> of Reference<
> https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.intgovforum.org%2Fen%2Fcontent%2Fterms-of-reference-for-the-igf-leadership-panel&data=05%7C01%7Cgaffney%40un.org%7Cd4c107f1af5c4b322a5d08da7f894426%7C0f9e35db544f4f60bdcc5ea416e6dc70%7C0%7C0%7C637962524766223732%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=opq60plRfnWJueuYyE8zO8Ok75eb4x0VIoZ1VSR92LE%3D&reserved=0
> >.
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> The IGF is an outcome of the Tunis phase of the World Summit on the
> Information Society that took place in 2005. In the Tunis Agenda,
> Governments asked the Secretary-General to convene a “new forum for policy
> dialogue” to discuss issues related to key elements of Internet governance.
> The mandate of the Forum was extended for another 10 years in December
> 2015, during the high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the overall
> review of the implementation of the World Summit on the Information Society
> outcomes. The 17th edition of the Forum will take place from 28 November to
> 2 December 2022, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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> For more information, please visit intgovforum.org<
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> or contact the Secretariat of the IGF at tel.:  +41 0 22 9173 678, or
> e-mail:  igf at un.org<mailto:igf at un.org>.
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