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TAG-Org Participates in IGF’s Consultations and MAG Meeting in Geneva

20-Feb-2012 | Source : AG-IP News | Visits : 12809
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GENEVA - Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP), member of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org), Executive Director, Charles Sha’ban, took part in the Open Consultations and Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) held in Geneva, February 14-16, 2012.

The meeting’s consultations held on day first with MAG members and multistakeholders (governments, private and civil society) focused on comments received on the 2011 IGF meeting. They also focused on the preparation of the 2012 IGF meeting to take place in Baku, Azerbaijan.

On the following two days, the MAG members discussed the subjects raised in the consultations after being summarized by the IGF Secretariat, mainly the structure. They also worked on a draft which contains the main themes and sub-themes of the IGF 2012 that should be available on the IGF website early next March.

Sha’ban said: “IGF is a truly Multistakeholder forum which different stakeholder groups can participate in and take part in policy discussions related to Internet Governance. As MAG member, we appreciate the confidence of the UN Secretary General in choosing us to represent the Arab private sector."

Sha’ban has been a member of the MAG for the last six years.

The IGF was set up by the UN Secretary-General in November 2005, at the second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) held in Tunisia, to discuss issues related to Internet governance.
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