ICANN (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) signed a new affirmation of commitment document with the US government (see the video clip). The document is another milestone in a series of reforms that ICANN started six years ago. The goal of this reform to transform ICANN to a more independent entity (in other words, less dependent on the U.S), more transparent (there were many complaints around this issue), and more egalitarian (i.e., its board will be more global).
Participating as a formal delegate in the twelve annual meeting of the Commission for Science and technology for development in the United Nations provided me with the opportunity to reflect upon the process of crafting policies in the area of information technology in the international level. I couldn’t help noticing the main obstacles that accompany [...]
Provocative Statement of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh in the UN Commission for Science and Technology for Development
I was really impressed by Talal Abu-Ghazaleh statement in the UN Commission for Science and Technology for Development. While most of the speakers in the the opening ceremony were very ceremonial, he was provocative. He kindly gave me his speech and allowed me to post it here. Here it is: “1. Allow me to start [...]
It is Sunday morning, and I am writing this post in the airplane, on my way to Geneva to represent Israel in the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development in its annual meeting (May 25-29, 2009). (Thanks ISOCI-IL who supported my candidacy for this role). The first thought that crossed my mind when [...]