Announcement from the World Summit on the Information Society Working Group on Internet Governance
The following is an excerpt from WSIS WGIG secretariat, Markus Kummer:
"I have the pleasure to inform you that the Secretariat of the Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG) is now set up and has begun to be operational.
As outlined at the PrepCom in Hammamet, one of our priorities is to make sure that the process ahead of us is as open, inclusive and transparent as possible. To this end, the Secretariat is organizing consultations with Governments and all other stakeholders in the WSIS on the establishment of the WGIG, its structure and working methods as well as the scope of its work.
The meeting will take place on 20 / 21 September 2004 in Room XVIII, at the Palais des Nations, Geneva. Interpretation in all UN languages will be provided. The meeting will be open to representatives of International Organizations, as well as to participants from NGOs, civil society and business entities accredited to the WSIS.
Governments and all stakeholders are encouraged to submit written electronic contributions on this subject until 13 September to: firstname.lastname@example.org . More information on this meeting including the draft agenda will be made available in due course on the WGIG website, which is under construction. A link to the WGIG website will be provided from the WSIS Executive Secretariat site at http://www.itu.int/wsis/ .
I remain at your disposal should you wish to arrange for a briefing prior to the meeting in September. Yours sincerely Markus Kummer Executive Coordinator Secretariat of the Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG)."