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NetMundial Multistakeholder Statement
|ADOPTED 14Y, 0N, 0A||Evan Leibovitch||26.06.2014||26.06.2014 10:00 UTC||n/a||n/a||ALAC & Regional Leadership Wrap-Up Meeting||26.06.2014|
FINAL VERSION TO BE SUBMITTED IF RATIFIED
FINAL DRAFT VERSION TO BE VOTED UPON BY THE ALAC
The ICANN At-Large Community applauds the numerous significant achievements of the Netmundial conference in Sao Paulo. The event was a milestone in Internet Governance that will be known for a number of accomplishments, including:
An innovative approach to multi-stakeholder engagement
Creative use of technology to give remote hubs equal voice to those attending in person
Open and frank commentary from governments, business, civil society, academia and the technical community
That these achievements were accomplished within a relatively short time frame -- from the conference's announcement, to its staging, to its delivery of a statement -- makes the Netmundial achievements even more remarkable.
The Netmundial statement, a ground-breaking consensus document, includes much that aligns with the At-Large values and objectives.
The statement defines progressive rights and governance principles, and calls for openness, stability, privacy, standards and diversity. While stopping short of the fullest possible set of rights that At-Large would have preferred in matters such as surveillance and the freedom to innovate, we acknowledge that in a successful consensus process no single stakeholder will achieve all aims.
We thank the leaders within our community who worked to assure explicit reference to the needs of end-users and to ensure our issues were largely addressed. We also thank the organizers and creators of the event, including Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, ICANN CEO and President Fadi Chehadé, his counterparts in the Internet Society and other members of the 1Net collaboration. And we especially wish to express our appreciation to the participation of CGI.BR, itself a multi-stakeholder example that we encourage to be duplicated in other countries.
The At-Large Community, at the ATLAS2 event, charges the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) to remain vigilant towards the promise of Netmundial being fulfilled. The ALAC will push for stronger commitment to the rights of Internet users, addressing issues that were either insufficiently addressed or missing from the final statement.
The At-Large Community encourages the greater ICANN community to learn from the experiences of this extraordinary event, we support the progress of 1Net, and we welcome the challenge of moving forward what Netmundial started.
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