The Greater Washington DC Chapter of the Internet Society and Diplo are having a roundtable on civil society engagement at the ITU Plenipotentiary on 14 December, at 14h-16h UTC (9h-11h EST). Register to join the roundable in situ or online.
The International Telecommunication Union's (ITU) quadrennial Plenipotentiary sets organisational priorities that determine the trajectory of policy and standard developments that shape the future of the Internet. At the 2018 Plenipot, civil society played an important role in deliberations on connectivity and access, privacy, protection of human rights, limiting surveillance, and other issues. The contributions of civil society took over a year to organise, co-ordinate and strategise.
This roundtable will discuss the challenges and successes on these issues from the perspective of several civil society and technical groups, some of which joined their countries’ delegations and others which joined the delegations of the sector members as observers. We will hear from the Internet Society, Public Knowledge, Article 19, and the Association for Progressive Communications.
Additionally, we will discuss: