Consensus On The Application of Rule of Law and UN Charter to Make Cyberspace Safe

Increased global cooperation was a common thread in discussions around cyber security and online rights during the second day of the Internet Governance Forum now taking place in Paris. Stakeholders from government, private sector and civil society engaged in over seventy multilingual sessions taking place on issues relating to new technologies, both in person and online.

With cybersecurity and privacy high on the agenda, French Government representative David Martinon, Ambassador for Cyber diplomacy and the Digital Economy, linked laws on cybersecurity to democratic oversight, stating that it is the government’s responsibility to safeguard its citizens. “Cyber security is all about protecting people.”
https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/blog/2018/11/consensus-on-the-application-of-rule-of-law-and-un-charter-to-make-cyberspace-safe/

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Internet Governance Forum (IGF) – Opening Ceremony
Internet governance was one of the most controversial issues at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and at the subsequent WSIS+10 review by the General Assembly in the wake of the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015.

Cognizant of the fact that any Internet governance approach should be inclusive and responsive, the WSIS mandated the Secretary-General of the United Nations to convene the Global Internet Governance Forum (IGF) for multistakeholder policy dialogue. The convening of the IGF was announced by the Secretary-General of the United Nations on 18 July 2006.
http://webtv.un.org/watch/-internet-governance-forum-igf-opening-ceremony/5966397668001/

Has President Macron Thrown Multistakeholderism Under the Bus at UN IGF 2018 Paris? by Khaled Fattal
Today, President Macron threw down the gauntlet to President Trump and the US administration on Multistakeholderism. In his welcome address to IGF 2018 Paris a few hours ago, President Macron challenged IGF to become more relevant by reinventing itself in factoring in multilateralism into IGF's non-decision-making body and to move beyond the mere talk-ship lip service it has been for the last 13 years.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20181113_has_president_macron_thrown_multistakeholderism_under_the_bus/

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