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

Sarah Falvey sarahfalvey at google.com
Fri Feb 28 19:55:48 UTC 2014


I agree with David Fares proposed definition on MLM below with one small
edit. I think we should remove "and other relevant Internet matters" from
the third line since MLM process go well beyond the Internet.


On Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 6:45 AM, Fares, David <DFares at 21cf.com> wrote:

>  Thanks, Naresh.  I think that it might be helpful to expand the scope
> beyond just governments so I am merging some text from the previous draft
> with your text below and then adding a few points that we discussed on the
> call this morning.  I welcome comments:
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> “The Multi-Lateral Model (MLM) is a decision-making process wherein nation
> states or a closed stakeholder group negotiate policy among themselves.
>  From an inter-governmental perspective, MLM is forum where member
> governments, on equal footing, may carry out their roles and
> responsibilities in international public policy issues and other relevant
> Internet matters.  Some inter-governmental MLMs are closed to participation
> by other stakeholders while others are open to participation by
> non-governmental stakeholders as observers through a consultative status or
> by other means. In either model, governments may include non-governmental
> stakeholders in their delegation.  Decision-making is nonetheless the sole
> domain of government delegations.”
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> *From:* ccwg-internet-governance-bounces at icann.org [mailto:
> ccwg-internet-governance-bounces at icann.org] *On Behalf Of *Naresh Ajwani
> *Sent:* 28 February 2014 08:00
> *To:* Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond
> *Cc:* ccwg-internet-governance at icann.org
> *Subject:* Re: [ccwg-internet-governance] Multi-stakeholder model &
> multi-lateral model definitions
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> Stands of various countries on multilateralism is as follows:
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> " 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."*
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> Regards
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> Naresh Ajwani
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>   Regards & best wishes,
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> Naresh Ajwani
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> On Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 1:22 AM, Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond <ocl at gih.com>
> wrote:
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>  Hello all,
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> 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.
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> As it stands at the moment, the latest definition of Multi-lateral model
> is:
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> 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]<#14478511116c3df0_1446fc23dbf45f4b__msocom_1>
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>  [DF1] <#14478511116c3df0_1446fc23dbf45f4b__msoanchor_1>OECD is one such
> inter-governmental organization.
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> 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.
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> Perhaps could we intertwine this in the above definition.
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> Kind regards,
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> Olivier
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