28.09.2011 -

UNESCO reiterates commitment to Global Internet Governance at 6th IGF

Jānis Kārkliņš, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information - © UNESCO

Mr Jānis Kārkliņš, Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information of UNESCO addressed the Opening Session of the Sixth Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and reiterated UNESCO s Commitment to Global Internet Governance.

The Opening Ceremony and Opening Session of the Sixth Internet Governance Forum (IGF) meeting in Nairobi, Kenya took place on the afternoon of 27 September 2011. Mr Jānis Kārkliņš, Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information of UNESCO, in his speech, reiterated UNESCO’s commitment to the IGF, the multi-stakeholder principle and contributions to the Working Group on Improvements to the IGF. A key message he delivered to this Sixth edition of IGF is that several fundamental principles need to be observed in all debates whichever direction they take:

  • Freedom of expression should not be limited.
  • Access to information should be assured.
  • The privacy of users should be ensured.
  • Quality content development in multiple languages should be stimulated and supported.
  • The multi-stakeholder collaborative nature of the Internet should be upheld at all cost.

Click here for the full text of the speech.




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