IGF 2019 WS #35 Information Governance for UN Instruments Implementation

Organizer 1: Technical Community, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
Organizer 2: Civil Society, African Group

Speaker 1: Jared Bielby, Civil Society, Intergovernmental Organization
Speaker 2: Peter Taiwo Akinremi, Civil Society, African Group
Speaker 3: Bruna Santos , Civil Society, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)

Policy Question(s): 

It is Our Future: Multi-Stakeholder Governance principles, structure, participation and practice for Implementation of UN Conventions and other UN Instruments

Do implementations (national, regional) meet the complexity challenges of interdisciplinary / cross-border and cross-organizational Information demands?

What role in UN cross-program Cohesion and Interoperability is in operational Big Data?

Which are the future demands in applying FAIR Data Principles for Implementation of UN Conventions and other UN Instruments?

Do national/regional Implementations reflect the requirements of Cross-Program Cohesion?

Improvement of the special role of Journalists / Media

Which Information Ethics deficits need to be addresses?

Relevance to Theme: Long-Term Consequences of current suboptimal Information Governance for national/regional Implementation of UN Conventions and other UN Instruments

Stengthen aspects in Multi-Stakeholder Participatory Governance (especially Private Sector and Civil Society/Young Generations) for strategic and operational decisionmaking

Relevance to Internet Governance: Improve Participatory Information Governance by applying basic principles, methods and techniques of Complexity Management.

Current national focal points for national/regional Implementation of UN Conventions and other UN Instruments in many cases do not have adequate mandate and capabilities to address Information Management at the complexity level that is required from the UN texts.

Clarifying the different levels of Multi-Stakeholder Information Governance (Strategy, Management, Operations, Standards, Compliance, Accountability, Decisionmaking, Politics, Media, etc.)

Format: 

Debate - Auditorium - 90 Min

Description: intended agenda:
- Introduction by Session Chair(s)
- 4-5 short presentations on experiences / best practice / open demands
- breakout (~ 5 key topics)
- plenary summary

Expected Outcomes: Practical perspectives on reaching long-term resilience for society and nature

Proposals for strengthening Multi-Stakeholder Information Governance initatives, incentives and committments supporting national/regional Implementation of UN Conventions and other UN Instruments

Discussion Facilitation: 

- few short presentations on experiences / best practice / open demands
- breakout groups (~ 5 key topics)
- plenary summary

Online Participation: 

- preparing questions / Polls
- collecting opinions / comments from on-site as well as remote participants

Proposed Additional Tools: sli.do
- preparing questions / Polls
- collecting opinions / comments from on-site as well as remote participants

SDGs: 

GOAL 1: No Poverty
GOAL 2: Zero Hunger
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-Being
GOAL 5: Gender Equality
GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
GOAL 10: Reduced Inequalities
GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
GOAL 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
GOAL 17: Partnerships for the Goals