MAG

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR FUNDING A PARTICIPANT
Attendance at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)
and/or
Open Consultations and Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) meeting

 

A.     MAG Member: Priority in Funding

To be considered for funding to attend the Open Consultations and Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) meeting, the requestor must meet the following criteria:

 

1.         Be a current Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) member who represents a multi-stakeholder group (i.e. civil society, academia, technical community, Government, and private sector) which is recognized by IGF, affiliated with IGF work, and/or is accredited by the United Nations ECOSOC.

2.         Provides the IGF Secretariat with a written expression of interest (e-mail: mvbarnes@unog.ch) requesting financial support by the deadline stipulated on the MAG List, else, at least six weeks prior the first day of the event if no deadline has been announced. Requests will be considered on a first come first serve basis.

3.         Is from a Least Developed Country, Developing Country or Transitional Economy.

4.         If previously funded, has completed and submitted on time the required Mandatory Report for attending the most recent IGF/Open Consultations and MAG meeting.

5.         If previously funded, has completed and submitted on time all forms and obligations required by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and the IGF Secretariat.

6.         Preference is given to the requestor who actively participates and contributes to the IGF (i.e. participates in national, regional, or global IGF meetings; contributes to ongoing dialogue on Internet issues within the relevant communities).

7.         Preference is given to the requestor who only requires partial funding (i.e. a request to cover only the cost of the airfare ticket).

 

B.     Individual:

To be considered for funding to attend the annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF), the requestor must meet the following criteria:

 

1.         Has been nominated and represents a multi-stakeholder group (according to priority – (1) civil society; (2) technical community; and (3) Government) which is recognized by IGF, affiliated with IGF work, and/or is accredited by the United Nations ECOSOC.

2.         Provides the IGF Secretariat with a written expression of interest (e-mail: mvbarnes@unog.ch) requesting financial support at least six weeks prior the first day of the event. Requests will be considered on a first come first serve basis.

3.         Is from a Least Developed Country, Developing Country or Transitional Economy.

4.         If previously funded, has completed and submitted on time the required Mandatory Report for attending the most recent IGF/Open Consultations and MAG meeting.

5.         If previously funded, has completed and submitted on time all forms and obligations required by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and the IGF Secretariat.

6.         Preference is given to the requestor who actively participates and contributes to the IGF (i.e. participates in national, regional, or global IGF meetings; contributes to ongoing dialogue on Internet issues within the relevant communities).

7.         Preference is given to the requestor who only requires partial funding (i.e. a request to cover only the cost of the airfare ticket).

                                               

For more information on the Internet Governance Forum and the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG), please visit: http://intgovforum.org .

23 May 2014

 

 

Dear Members of the Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group and Stakeholders of the Internet Governance Forum,

I am writing to you on behalf of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-moon.  It is my pleasure to announce that the Secretary-General has designated the current Interim Chair of the Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group (MAG), Ambassador Jānis Kārkliņš of Latvia, to be the Chair of the MAG.

As 2014-2015 will be an important period for the evolution of Internet governance, this appointment will give MAG and the wider Internet Governance Forum (IGF) community stronger representation in the various fora on Internet governance.

            The Secretary-General is confident that the MAG members and all IGF stakeholders will offer Ambassador Kārkliņš full cooperation and support in his new role.

The Secretary-General and I look forward to the 9th Annual IGF meeting in Istanbul, Turkey from 2 to 5 September 2014.  

 

Yours sincerely,

 

(signed)
Mr. WU Hongbo
Under-Secretary-General
Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)