[ccwg-internet-governance] Multi-stakeholder model & multi-lateral model definitions

Naresh Ajwani ajwaninaresh at gmail.com
Fri Feb 28 08:00:01 UTC 2014

Stands of various countries on multilateralism is as follows:

" A suitable multilateral, transparent & democratic mechanism where
governments, on equal footing, may carry out their roles and
responsibilities in international public policy issues pertaining to the
internet & coordination and management of critical internet resources *in
consultation with all stakeholders."*


Naresh Ajwani

Regards & best wishes,

Naresh Ajwani

On Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 1:22 AM, Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond <ocl at gih.com>wrote:

>  Hello all,
> looking at the successive edits in the definitions of multi-stakeholder
> model and multi-lateral model, I note that there has been so serious
> updating/replacement of input.
> As it stands at the moment, the latest definition of Multi-lateral model
> is:
> The Multi-Lateral Model (MLM) is a decision-making process wherein nation
> states negotiate policy among themselves.  In an ideal process, the
> governmental parties are expected to voice the interests of their citizens.
> Citizens, businesses, civil society organizations and technical experts
> cannot participate directly in decision-making of a multi-lateral
> decisionmaking process.  Some multilateral organizations do offer
> consultative status to non-governmental stakeholders.[DF1]<#1446fc23dbf45f4b__msocom_1>
>  ------------------------------
>  [DF1] <#1446fc23dbf45f4b__msoanchor_1>OECD is one such
> inter-governmental organization.
> I would consider that the multi-lateral model is not only about nation
> states. In my experience a multi-lateral model often involves each
> stakeholder group discussing issues only within its own stakeholder group.
> The decisions made by each stakeholder group can then feed into nation
> state negotiations as advice - but nation states are indeed the sole
> decision makers on policy.
> Perhaps could we intertwine this in the above definition.
> Kind regards,
> Olivier
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