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Collaboration To Achieve 'Internet For All'

Published: Mon 8 Dec 2008 01:07 PM
UN Forum Wraps Up With Call For Collaboration To Achieve 'Internet For All'
A United Nations-sponsored gathering on Internet governance issues wrapped up in Hyderabad, India, today, with the more than 1,200 participants recognizing the need for greater cooperation to allow access to the greatest number of people worldwide to a safe, secure and diverse Internet.
Drawing attendees from more than 100 governments, as well as the private sector, civil society and others, the third meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) centered on the theme, "Internet for All."
Five topics were the main points of discussion at the four-day gathering: reaching the next billion with Internet access promoting cyber-security and trust managing critical Internet resources taking stock and the way forward and emerging issues, including the Internet of tomorrow.
The next IGF meeting will take place in Egypt in 2009.
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