IGF 2018 WS #337 Children's Rights and ICANN - what's the connection

Organizer 1: Civil Society, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)

There are two dimensions to this: Looking at ICANN's role and responsibilities in managing the DNS in ways which reflect and honour international law, in particular the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and, in that context, examining what happened in the 2012 round of new gTLDs. The latter is particularly important in light of the fact that yet another round of new TLDs is being considered within ICANN right now.


Round Table - 60 Min


Verisign, Go Daddy Nominet, Affiliias, other Registries and Registrars will be invited along with ICANN staff and Board members to participate.


The speakers are gender balanced with one speaker from Asia, two from Europe and one from a global organization based in the USA

How can ICANN and other key actors ensure they have necessary awareness of the UNCRC and its implications for their work and how do we build sustainable models which will ensure such awareness becomes linked with expertise which, in a practical way, can help the wider multi stakeholder community?

Discussion Facilitation: 

Each of the speakers has direct hands on or a research background in the topic of the workshop. They will open with short statements which point both at the problems and potential solutions.

Online Participation: 

It is intended to open up the session to the eNACSO and ECPAT International networks and promote it to others organizations likely to have an interest.

Contact Information

United Nations
Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

Villa Le Bocage
Palais des Nations,
CH-1211 Geneva 10

igf [at] un [dot] org
+41 (0) 229 173 678