ITU to join Brazil Internet governance gathering

Secretary-General Touré will represent UN on High Level Multistakeholder Committee

Geneva, 20 February 2014 – ITU will participate in Brazil’s ‘Netmundial’ Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance, which will take place in Sao Paolo from April 23-24, 2014.

ITU Secretary-General Dr Hamadoun I. Touré will join the High Level Multistakeholder Committee (HLMC) as one of two representatives of the United Nations, alongside Wu Hongbo, Under Secretary-General of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA).

Chaired by Brazilian Minister of Communications Paulo Bernardo Silva, the HLMC will be responsible for overseeing the overall strategy of the meeting and fostering the involvement of the international community. Comprising 26 members, including the two representatives appointed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, the Committee will be composed of Ministerial-level representation from 12 governments and 12 members of the multi-stakeholder community (three each from civil society, the private sector, academia and the technical community).

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