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Towards Knowledge Societies

Internet Governance
The World Summit on the Information Society recognized that Internet governance is an essential element for a people centered, inclusive, development oriented and non-discriminatory Information Society. As Internet governance is of key importance for UNESCO, it will continue to contribute to promoting the potential of the Internet as a truly universally accessible space.
As the Internet is growing with high speed, giving people the possibility to fulfil their aspirations to share, communicate, learn and transmit information and knowledge, UNESCO has advocated an open, transparent and inclusive approach to Internet Governance based on the principle of diversity and openness encompassing the free flow of information, freedom of expression and technical interoperability.

UNESCO participated in the 5th IGF@Vilnius
At the fifth meeting of the IGF, UNESCO organized two workshops, an open forum as well as an exhibition, and promoted its constructive, inclusive, open and development oriented vision throughout the event.

You can find the webcast and transcript by clicking the event of your interest below. The summary reports will be available soon.

UNESCO events:

Other events:

  • Signing ceremony for the UNESCO-ICANN Letter of Intents towards the introduction of internationalized domain name News release
  • UNESCO addressed the issue of freedom of expression at the Main session on “Security, openness and privacy”
  • UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information moderated the workshop “A multilingual Internet in the light of the sovereign rights of language communities” (available soon)
  • http://www.unesco.org/webworld/en/igf