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    Internet for All | The proceedings of the Third Internet Governance Forum, Hyderabad, India 2008

    Authors: Sha Zukang | Under-Secretary-General, UN Department of Economic and Social affairs Markus Kummer | Executive Coordinator, IGF Secretariat Nitin Desai | Chairman, IGF Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Group for the IGF; Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General for Internet Governance Edited by : Don Maclean in cooperation with the IGF Secretariat The third Internet Governance Forum, held in Hyderabad, India from 3-6 December 2008, marked an important stage in the evolution of this unique, multi-stakeholder event that has attracted worldwide attention as an innovative experiment in global governance. The agenda for the Hyderabad meeting was organized around the same general themes as the two previous IGFs. However, in a reflection of the growing maturity of the IGF, discussions were more sharply focused on important and controversial issues such as: the role of access and multilingualism in reaching the next billion; the competing claims of security, privacy and openness in relation to issues such as child safety and protection; the transition to IPv6; the roles of global, regional and national governance arrangements in managing critical Internet resources; the implications of the 2008 financial crisis for the growth of the Internet; and the impact of the climate change and other environmental challenges on the Internet and its users. The aim of the edited Proceedings of the Third Internet Governance Forum is to make full richness of the discussions that took place at Hyderabad easily accessible. Extracts from the transcripts of panel sessions and open dialogues, as well as reports of workshops and other events, have been organized thematically. This will allow readers to “drill down” on subjects that interest them from high-level presentations of expert panelists, through the general debate of open dialogue sessions, to the more detailed discussions that took place among smaller gr.

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    Date Published: Nov 2009

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