UNESCO Open Forum

25 October 2013 - A Open Forum on Bali,Indonesia


From the outset of the Internet Governance Forum, UNESCO has been an active contributor to that process, with the conviction that Internet governance should be developed on a bottom-up and multistakeholder participative approach. Key elements of UNESCO’s Constitution, such as its mandate to promote “the free flow of ideas by word and image” and to “maintain, increase and spread knowledge” are in fact linked to the broader policy debate on Internet Governance. In February 2013, the Organization held the UNESCO Internet Forum, a special event which was part of the first WSIS+10 Review Event and included four sessions dedicated to the subject of Internet Governance. O sessions. At this IGF Open Forum, UNESCO will present some of the highlights and findings of these sessions and will also discuss UNESCO’s future actions in the field Internet Governance related activities, including the concept of Internet Universality.