14 to 17 September 2010: Fifth meeting of the Internet Governance Forum

The meeting, which is being graciously hosted by the Government of
Lithuania, will be held in Vilnius from 14 to 17 September 2010.
Participation is open to all entities accredited to the World Summit
on the Information Society (WSIS). Other institutions and persons with
proven expertise and experience in matters related to Internet
governance may also apply to attend.

The overall theme of the meeting will be IGF 2010 – Developing the
Future Together. This theme reflects the open and inclusive nature of
the IGF with its multilateral, multi-stakeholder, democratic and
transparent approach to discussions of Internet-related public policy
issues. The Vilnius meeting will help articulate a view of how we can
use the Internet for the benefit of all humankind, and how we can
further address the risks and challenges ahead. Internet governance
should not be seen as an end in itself, but as a means of achieving
development for all as expressed in internationally agreed development
goals, including the Millennium Development Goals.

In broad-based consultation with stakeholders, the Multistakeholder
Advisory Group has prepared the following programme for the meeting:

• Managing critical Internet resources
• Security, openness and privacy
• Access and diversity
• Internet governance for development
• Taking stock of Internet governance and the way forward
• Emerging issues: cloud computing

The experience of the IGF so far illustrates the complexity and
multifaceted nature of public policy issues related to Internet
governance. While the IGF has no decision-making power, it has built
bridges by bringing together people and institutions with diverse
interests. Perhaps the greatest strength of the IGF is that it
encourages stakeholders with diverse opinions and experiences to
discuss concerns and move towards a common understanding. For more
information http://intgovforum.org/cms/the-preparatory-process/492-invitation-to-the-fifth-meeting-of-the-internet-governance-forum

AHM. Bazlur Rahman-S21BR
Chief Executive Officer
Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC)
[NGO in Special Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council]
Head, Community Radio Academy

House: 13/1, Road: 2, Shaymoli, Dhaka-1207
Post Box: 5095, Dhaka 1205 Bangladesh

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