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The Secretary-General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation, in its paragraph 93, includes seven recommendations on global digital cooperation. The first recommendation, in paragraph 93 (a), is the creation of a “strategic and empowered multi-stakeholder high-level body” .

Paragraph 93 (a) reads as follows:

93. While discussions on the different digital architecture models proposed by the Panel are ongoing among stakeholders; the following ideas have emerged with a view to making the Internet Governance Forum more responsive and relevant to current digital issues. These include:

(a) Creating a strategic and empowered multi-stakeholder high-level body, building on the experience of the existing multi-stakeholder advisory group, which would address urgent issues, coordinate follow-up action on Forum discussions and relay proposed policy approaches and recommendations from the Forum to the appropriate normative and decision-making forums;