This is a seminar organised by the United Nations Association of New Zealand, with support from the NZ National Commission for UNESCO.
The Internet is ubiquitous and is an essential component of modern social and economic life. Despite this, global Internet management and governance has and is proceeding largely ‘under the radar’ from the point of view of the general public.
Over the past 20 or so years Internet governance has been the subject of intensive international and political debate and activity amongst a small group of experts drawn from the technical community, business and civil society. It has involved considerable tensions amongst governments and between governments and the private sector, and even featured in the recent Presidential elections in the US.
Over this time a small group of New Zealanders have been active and highly infuential in the international debates. This seminar will consist of presentations by a panel of speakers drawn from this group.