Wednesday, May 17, 2006

ICANN, U.N. Establish Partnership

Brett Fausett writes on his Internet Printing Press blog:

This one stunned me:

"United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today established an Advisory Group to assist him in convening the Internet Governance Forum, a new forum for a multi-stakeholder dialogue on Internet governance.... List of members:.... Swinehart, Theresa. Marina del Rey, California - Vice President, Global and Strategic Partnerships, ICANN."

Make no mistake, the change from "lurker" to "full, open participant in a leadership role" marks one huge turn in ICANN's approach to the U.N. and the I.G.F.

More here.


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