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Dynamic Coalition on the Accountability of Internet Governance Organizations (DC-Accountability)

Dynamic Coalition on the Accountability of Internet Governance Organizations


Many of the Internet governance venues that deal with critical policy making issues on Internet governance should be subjected to a set of concrete criteria to be accountable to the broader Internet governance community. Not only should the private corporations that deal with Internet governance policy development be accountable, international organizations that also claim to have a non-binding and neutral process should uphold certain values and accountability standards.

With increased visibility and international focus on Internet Governance these discussions are taking place in an increasingly diverse selection of venues. We believe that the discussion on the accountability of these venues is a critical one and that the time is right for a forum to be established to bring together the stakeholders involved.



The dynamic coalition on the accountability of IG venues aims to study and discuss different processes that have been used to make IG venues accountable and discuss their shortcomings and advantages.  This practice can shape the community opinion on what accountability means in IG venues and through which mechanisms IG venues can be held accountable.

The dynamic coalition members will discuss the accountability efforts that have been carried out in diverse range of IG venues such as ICANN and other international organizations and fora. They will assess such efforts and consider the effectiveness of the accountability mechanisms.



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Robin Gross
Farzaneh Badiei


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) 229 173 411