28 October 2013
Multi-stakeholder approach necessary to discuss internet governance
The United Nations-backed Internet Governance Forum (IGF), reaffirmed at its meeting in Bali the need to strengthen the multi-stakeholder approach to discussing internet governance, as opposed to a government-led multilateral approach. It was acknowledged at the IGF that surveillance is the major emerging issue of the year.
‘New cybersecurity threats and revelations of widespread Internet surveillance are only two of emerging issues that the multi-stakeholder community must address’ said Elia Armstrong of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, also underlining the need for internet governance discussions to feed into the broader processes for global agenda for sustainable development post-2015 and the 2005 World Summit on the Information Society+10 review.