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High-Level Panel Formed on the Future of Internet Governance

ICANN released a report today announcing that a diverse global group of stakeholders from government, civil society, the private sector, the technical community and international organizations has formed a Panel on the Future of Global Internet Cooperation. The Panel’s first meeting is scheduled for December 12 – 13 in London.

Focusing on the pressing issue of Internet governance, and committed to a multistakeholder approach, the Panel plans to release a high-level report in early 2014 for public comment. The report will include principles for global Internet cooperation, proposed frameworks for such cooperation and a roadmap for future Internet governance challenges.

Recognizing the importance of the initiative, President Toomas Ilves of Estonia has agreed to serve as the group’s Chairman. Vint Cerf will serve as a vice-chair of the Panel. Other panel members include, Jimmy Wales, Founder and Promoter of Wikipedia, and Fadi Chehade, CEO and President of ICANN.

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