[alac] Fwd:RE: [WSIS CS-Plenary] Civil Society Priorities Document: Final Version -- Seeking Endorsements
Here attached is the final version of civil society "Priorities Document" including
the following paragraphs. The entire documetn is attached for your reference.
Global ICT Governance
In an information and communication society, good governance must be based on the values of participation, inclusiveness, transparency and accountability. This particularly implies the democratic management of international bodies dealing with ICTs. Given the borderless characteristics of ICTs, decision-making bodies should respect the principles of democracy and openness as well as sovereignty.
In particular, the management of the core resources of the Internet, that are the Internet protocols, standards and identifiers such as domain names and IP addresses, must serve the public interest at the global, national and local levels. Furthermore, any decision made on protocols and standards should be compatible with international human rights standards articulated in the International Bill of Rights (i.e. the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights), and specially the rights to freedom of expression, to privacy, and the principle of non-discrimination. Such decisions should also allow for a better-balanced flow of information.
To these ends, the current management of Internet names and numbers and other related mechanisms should be re-examined with the full participation of all stakeholders in light of serving public interests and compatibility with human rights standards.
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