[ccwg-internet-governance] High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation - An Update

Mark W. Datysgeld mark at governanceprimer.com
Tue Apr 23 23:22:35 UTC 2019


It remains to be seen what business models would be made available or seen as desirable (by governments) to pay for the substantial work that think tanks and other such actors would need to undertake to produce meaningful research and proposals to solve complex issues. Hopefully somebody is ringing the bell that screams "it can't be voluntary". Public-private partnerships can have many different meanings...
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Mark W. Datysgeld from Governance Primer [www.markwd.website]
Representing businesses in IG together with AR-TARC and ABES

On April 23, 2019 8:16:59 AM GMT-03:00, Nigel Hickson <nigel.hickson at icann.org> wrote:
>Colleagues 
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>Good morning.  We briefly discussed the work of the UN High Level Panel
>in Digital Cooperation Panel, touched on below, in a recent Call and
>during the IG Public Session in Kobe. 
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>The Panel held a public session at the WSIS Forum; a report of it by
>the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) is at
>https://dig.watch/sessions/road-testing-governance-models-secretary-general%E2%80%99s-high-level-panel-digital-cooperation
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>A Report will be delivered to the UN Secretary General, by the Panel,
>in early June.
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>Of potential significance to ICANN (and more broadly within the IG
>Ecosystem) are the draft proposals in the Report for new Cooperative
>Models (for Internet policy discussions); these were described as
>follows: 
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>The first model is imagined as a ‘network of networks/experts’. Once an
>organisation, a company, or a government poses an issue, a call for
>organisations/think-tanks/universities that have signed an agreement of
>commitment to solve the issue would form an entity or a forum. This
>entity or a forum would convene for a certain period to answer the
>question and to propose a solution. Their work would be hosted at an
>established organisation (e.g. the International Telecommunication
>Union), which would act as an organisational catering for the
>discussion, inviting the global community to take part in answering the
>question. It would promote private-public-partnerships.
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>It was noted that the “forum” could perhaps meet annually to discuss
>priorities. 
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>The second model is building on the Internet Governance (IGF) digital
>architecture. This IGF+ model would affirm the expertise of the IGF
>approach and philosophy, while moving the process to the next phase. To
>connect the dots between different discussion arenas it would act as a
>‘coordination accelerator’. It would provide problem solving as a
>‘policy incubator’, and would serve as a ‘helpdesk’ for developing
>nations in accessing resources.
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>The third model is the Digital Commons Platform, which would provide a
>place for better understanding of digital commons and global public
>goods. This platform would deal with public goods and commons related
>to the Sustainable Development Goals. It would be a technical body
>housed within the United Nations system.
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>Best 
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>Nigel 
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>From: UNSG's High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation
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>Reply-To: UNSG's High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation
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>Date: Monday, 15 April 2019 at 14:46
>To: Nigel Hickson <nigel.hickson at icann.org>
>Subject: [Ext] High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation - April 2019
>Newsletter
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>April 2019 Update
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>UN Secretary-General António Guterres established a High-Level Panel on
>Digital Cooperation to advance a global multi-stakeholder dialogue on
>how inter-disciplinary and cooperative approaches can help ensure a
>safe and inclusive digital future for all.
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>Since its establishment in July 2018, the Panel has held three
>in-person meetings, and carried out a wide-ranging consultation process
>to hear the views and proposals of stakeholders across regions, sectors
>and disciplines.
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>This included visits to several major tech hubs and capital cities,
>participation in over 60 conferences and workshops, organization of 7
>expert discussion groups and 7 public Virtual Town Halls, a call for
>contributions that yielded over 150 detailed written submissions and an
>online survey completed by over 300 respondents. 
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>Consultation Highlights
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>Read the guiding questions and summaries [twitter.us18.list-manage.com]
>from discussion groups and workshops on topics including: 
>Inclusive Development & Capacity Building 
>Data & Data-Driven Technologies 
>Digital Trust & Security 
>Human Rights & Human Agency 
>Inclusive Participation in the Digital Economy 
>Values & Principles for Digital Cooperation 
>Methods & Mechanisms of Digital Cooperation 
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>the open Call for Contributions 
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>and consultation process 
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>Recent & Upcoming Engagements
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>This month, the High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation met in Helsinki
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>scheduled for submission to the UN Secretary-General by early June
>2019.
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>This was preceded by a joint meeting with the EU’s Global Tech Panel at
>the Nokia campus in Espoo, Finland. This meeting offered an opportunity
>to exchange views on global governance in the digital age, including
>the capacity needed for societies both to understand and manage
>challenges ahead, and to leverage digital technologies to achieve the
>Sustainable Development Goals.
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>As part of an ongoing series of engagements with digital policy
>communities in the weeks ahead, the Panel will work with partners to
>hold a series of regional dialogues to collect perspectives on regional
>priorities for digital cooperation and gather feedback on the Panel’s
>draft recommendations: 
>Dialogue Series: Africa (18 & 25 April) [twitter.us18.list-manage.com] 
>Dialogue Series: Latin America & The Caribbean (17 & 24 April)
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>Thank you to the many individuals, organizations and partners around
>the world who have collaborated by hosting events, sharing ideas and
>research, and advancing global dialogue on the importance of
>cooperation in the digital age. To continue the conversation, tag
>#DigitalCooperation or @UNSGDigiCoop.
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