Topic factors (explanation1)

Importance: High
Interest: High
Agreement: Medium
Resolution: High

The Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance will take place on 23 and 24 April 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. More information at

/1net is an official partner of the conference and has been asked by the hosts to supply the names of people who will sit on key committees deciding the meeting's approach and agenda.

Additionally, there is the hope and expectation that /1net will act as a way for non-government actors to develop common topics and views to present at the conference.

Some view this work as /1net's main reason for existing, at least in the short term. As a result, every aspect of the meeting has come under careful consideration and discussion.

Among the main sub-topics are:

  • How large the agenda should be and which topics it should cover
  • Who should be chosen to represent their stakeholder group
  • How events should be reported back (both planning conferences and the
    main conference)
  • How the conference should fit in with existing
    organizations and upcoming conferences e.g. the IGF, the ITU
  • What a desired end result would look like

The issues that have been most widely referenced and accepted as being a good foundation for discussions have been: the Montevideo Declaration1 ; and President Rousseff's address to the United Nations1.