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Friday, April 1 • 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Following “Connecting the Dots”: how to measure Internet Universality

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UNESCO Member States during its 38th General Conference, adopted the strong multi-stakeholder Connecting the Dots Outcome document on Internet-issues under UNESCO’s mandate as a comprehensive agenda for the Organization’s approach to Internet-issues under its mandate, programme and budget. They also endorsed the Internet Universality and its four ROAM principles which advocate for a human Rights-based, Open and Accessible Internet governed by Multi- stakeholder participation.
Within the framework “Internet Universality” concept, UNESCO is engaging the stakeholders to discuss and seek further elaboration of indicators to measure the R.O.A.M dimensions, which would serve a useful tool for Member States and other stakeholders to understand the Internet ecosystem and identify and assess the interventions needed.
UNESCO would also take the occasion to share its recent sixth edition of Internet Freedom series, “Principles for governing the Internet: a comparative analysis” which has conducted both quantitative and qualitative assessments of more than 50 Internet related declarations, guidelines, and frameworks in the context of UNESCO’s interested areas such as access, freedom of expression, privacy, ethics, Priority Gender Equality, and Priority Africa, and sustainable development, etc.
Background documents:

Link to UNESCO Internet Study “Keystones to foster inclusive Knowledge Societies”: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/internetstudy/

Link to UNESCO publication: “Principles for governing the Internet: a comparative analysis”

Link to UNESCO Concept note on Internet Universality:

Link to ConnectingtheDots Outcome documents of UNESCO: http://www.unesco.org/new/fileadmin/MULTIMEDIA/HQ/CI/CI/pdf/outcome_document.pdf

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Sanja Kelly

Director, Freedom on the Net, Freedom House
Freedom House
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Rebecca MacKinnon

Director, Ranking Digital Rights, New America Foundation
Ranking Digital Rights
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Andrew Puddephatt

Director, global partners digital
Director of Global Partners and Association

Frank La Rue

Assistant Director General for Communication and Information at UNESCO
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Nicolas Seidler

Senior Policy advisor, The Internet Society
Nicolas Seidler is Senior Policy Advisor at the Internet Society. He joined the organization in February 2010 and currently leads ISOC’s work on Internet and Human Rights issues. He also engages in key global Internet governance issues and processes. | | Nicolas works with a broad spectrum of international partners, global policy makers and non-governmental stakeholders on a range of Internet issues. In this role he contributes to ISOC's... Read More →

Mario Viola

Institute for Technology and Society of Rio

Friday April 1, 2016 12:00pm - 1:15pm
The Bridge

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