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Dynamic Coalition on Accessibility and Disability

Users of telecommunications and information technology have a varied capability of handling information and the controls of their presentation. The source of this variation lies in cultural and educational backgrounds, as well as on age-related functional limitations, in disabilities, and in other natural causes. ♦

Learn More -- IGF DCAD Page -- DCAD Website

Selected Outputs -- DCAD Accessibility Guidelines

Join -- DCAD Mailing List -- DCAD Contacts

 

Dynamic Coalition on Blockchain Technologies

The blockchain discussion is gaining great political momentum as it lies at the very nexus of the core issues we face in the 21st century: Internet policy (identity, trust, reputation, privacy and security), the Internet of Things (and corresponding implications for responsive architecture, smart cities, self-organizing and autonomous entities), government and corporate accountability, challenges to traditional oversight mechanisms and the adaptation of legal paradigms to distributed architecture, emergent monetary/economic policy and challenges to loss of sovereignty of central banks, financial inclusion and fair access for the developing world, new metrics of value for information economies that transcend GDP measures of market growth, deployment of P2P commons-based production, and local coordination and scalable development of new social and incentive structures. ♦

Learn More -- IGF DC-Blockchain Page 

Selected Outputs -- A Primer on Cryptosecurities -- How Blockchains Can Support, Complement or Supplement Intellectual Property

Join -- DC-Blockchain Mailing List -- DC-Blockchain Contacts

 

Dynamic Coalition on Child Online Safety

More and more children and young people globally are becoming digital citizens, accessing the internet to learn, communicate and play. While the internet can be a wonderfully positive tool for them, it also exposes them to risks, and therefore need to be addressed at global, regional and national levels to ensure all children can benefit safely from the opportunities that internet and associated technologies can bring. ♦

Learn More -- IGF DCCOS Page

Selected Outputs -- Children's Dignity and Children's Rights in the Digital World

Join -- DCCOS Mailing List -- DCCOS Contacts

 

Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity

Community networks have the potential to promote sustainable Internet connectivity and foster the full enjoyment of fundamental rights such as freedom of expression and self-determination. International cooperation can foster synergy and coordination amongst different community networks. Such cooperation may be particularly useful in order to identify:

  • best practices for the development and maintenance of community networks;
  • sustainable organisational and financial models for community networks;
  • efficient software and hardware technology. ♦

Learn More -- IGF DC3 Page

Selected Outputs -- Declaration on Community Connectivity -- Community Networks: the Internet by the People, for the People

Join -- DC3 Mailing List -- DC3 Contacts

 

Dynamic Coalition on Core Internet Values

What is the Internet? What makes it what it is? What are its architectural principles? What are the core values? And what is happening to the core values in the process of its evolution? What is it that needs to be preserved and what changes are inevitable? What does the Internet Community say about what can’t be changed? How could changes and improvements be brought about without compromising the core values? How would the different positions between stakeholders be reconciled to commit to core Internet values? ♦

Learn More -- IGF DC-CIV Page

Selected Outputs -- Focus on Freedom from Harm

Join -- DC-CIV Mailing List -- DC-CIV Contacts

 

Dynamic Coalition on DNS Issues

The Domain Name System (DNS) is a component of critical Internet infrastructure that must be protected and advanced. There exists the opportunity for a DC on DNS Issues to build unique and constructive dialogue on DNS issues that complements, but does not duplicate or compete with, work undertaken within ICANN and the IETF. Examples include: Building support for the universal acceptance of Domain Names and internationalized Domain Names; Promotion of and awareness raising around Domain Name Security Extensions (DNSSEC); and reviewing mechanisms to minimize Internet fragmentation from emerging regulations such as those on privacy, data localization, and data access. These issues impact Internet users on a global scale and are well-suited for multistakeholder discussion within the IGF environment. ♦

Learn More -- IGF DC-DCNSI Page

Selected Outputs -- DC-DNSI Presentation to the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) -- DC-DNSI 2019 Objectives & Work Plan

Join -- DC-DNSI Mailing List -- DC-DNSI Contacts

 

Dynamic Coalition on Gender and Internet Governance

Access to the Internet is extremely important for women to be able to gain information which may not be available to them otherwise. This can help achieve the full realisation of their rights, especially in cases of women from marginalised communities. The Internet can also function as a harbinger of citizenship rights, bridging their right to be informed with the duty of governance institutions to inform them. A rights-based approach to Internet governance is the only safeguard for women to fully enjoy the benefits of the Internet. ♦

Learn More -- IGF DCGIG Page

Selected Outputs -- An Internet for #YesAllWomen? Women's rights, gender and equality in digital spaces -- IGF 2015 Gender Report Card

Join -- DCGIG Mailing List -- DCGIG Contacts

 

Dynamic Coalition on Innovative Approaches to Connecting the Unconnected

According to estimates, only 3.1 billion of the 7.3 billion world inhabitants were connected to the Internet as of July 2015. The adoption problem is particularly acute in Africa and Asia, where adoption rates continue to lag behind the global average. Of equal concern are the facts that in recent years, the growth rate of Internet users has started to flatten and that women and other segments of the population are often excluded from Internet connectivity. This Dynamic Coalition consolidate,s extend, and shares the work undertaken by the IGF 'Connecting and Enabling the Next Billion(s)' (CENB) initiative by collecting and disseminating information about practices that have proven effective in improving broadband adoption. ♦

 

Learn More -- IGF DC-Connecting the Unconnected Page

Selected Outputs -- 1 World Connected: Collected Case Studies

Join -- DC-Connecting Mailing List -- DC-Connecting Contacts

 

Dynamic Coalition on the Internet of Things

Since the 2008 IGF in Hyderabad, the Dynamic Coalition on the Internet of Things (DC-IoT) has engaged in open meetings at all following IGFs and at meetings in between IGFs on the usefulness of Internet of Things, its necessity to help address global and local societal challenges, and the challenges that need to be addressed in order to ensure the Internet of Things is developing in a way that serves people around the globe.  ♦

 

Learn More -- IGF DC-IoT Page

Selected Outputs -- DC-IoT Good Practice Paper - 2018

Join -- DC-IoT Mailing List -- DC-IoT Contacts

 

Dynamic Coalition on Internet Rights & Principles

The main work of the IRP Coalition has been to translate existing human rights to the internet environment to build awareness, understanding and a shared platform for mobilisation around rights and principles for the internet. Our flagship document, the Charter of Human Rights and Principles for the Internet covers the whole gambit of human rights drawing on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other covenants that make up the International Bill of Human Rights at the United Nations. ♦

 

Learn More -- IGF IRPC Page

Selected Outputs -- Charter of Human Rights & Principles for the Internet [Arabic] [Chinese] [English] [Farsi] [German] [Portuguese] [Spanish] [Turkish]

Join -- IRPC Mailing List -- IRPC Contacts

 

    Dynamic Coalition on Network Neutrality

    Network Neutrality is an appealing and multifaceted expression which encompasses several areas and may give rise to misinterpretations. At its core, the notion of network-neutrality determines the extent to which Internet traffic management practices may be regarded as legitimate, insofar as they do not restrict end-users’ access to content, applications and services in a discriminatory fashion and can deemed as consistent with the full enjoyment of human-rights. ♦

     

    Learn More -- IGF DCNN Page

    Selected Outputs -- Net neutrality reloaded: zero rating, specialised service, ad blocking and traffic management -- Zero Rating Map

    Join -- DCNN Mailing List -- DCNN Contacts

     

    Dynamic Coalition on Platform Responsibility

    Online platforms, such as social networks and other interactive online services, give rise to transnational “cyber-spaces” where individuals can gather and express their personalities imparting and receiving information and ideas. By reason of their transnational dimension as well as of their private nature, online platforms are regulated through contractual provisions, unilaterally established by the platforms’ providers and enshrined in the platforms’ Terms of Service (ToS). The concept of “platform responsibility” aims to stimulate behaviour in line with the principles laid out by the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, focusing on the responsibility of private corporations to respect human rights and to grant an effective grievance mechanism. ♦

     

    Learn More -- IGF DCPR Page

    Selected Outputs -- Platform regulations: how platforms are regulated and how they regulate us

    Join -- DCPR Mailing List -- DCPR Contacts

     

    Dynamic Coalition on Public Access in Libraries

    Public libraries that offer innovative and ICT-enabled services based on free public access to the Internet can contribute to positive change in their communities and support development goals in vital areas including health, agriculture, employment, education and children and youth at risk. ♦

     

    Learn More -- IGF DC-PAL Page

    Selected Outputs -- DC-PAL Options for Connecting and Enabling the Next Billion

    Join -- DC-PAL Mailing List -- DC-PAL Contacts

     

    Dynamic Coalition on Publicness

    While the discussion on privacy in the digital age is hitting its peak, the discussion on the public realm, the frame sustaining public content and social interactions and the processes that shape the public arena, have only been approached from the perspective of access or freedom of expression and opinion. Both elements are important elements therein, but they are certainly not equal to what we want to call publicness, i.e. the frame, the content, the interactions and processes shaping the public arena, public interest and the common good. Digitization, new technologies of automatization (algorithms, artificial intelligence) processing massive amounts of data are changing the way and the space we interact with other human beings. Fears and risk scenarios are arising - with still few studies providing facts and numbers to address those fears. ♦

     

    Learn More -- IGF DC-PUB Page

    Selected Outputs -- Joint Statement of the Dynamic Coalition on Publicness Concerning the Right to Be Forgotten 

    Join -- DC-PUB Mailing List -- DC-PUB Contacts

     

    Dynamic Coalition on Schools of Internet Governance

    Schools on Internet Governance (SIGs) have been around for over a decade. Having started with the
    European School on Internet Governance (EuroSSIG) in Meissen Germany, the schools have spread
    around the world. Though different in numerous ways, the SIGs all go under a similar name and have much to share with each other. There is no other forum where the SIGs can gather together and work on sharing
    techniques, curricula, and educational innovations. Forming the Dynamic Coalition creates a space
    where SIGs can work together, share, and improve the education offered by the schools. ♦

     

    Learn More -- IGF DC-SIG Page

    Selected Outputs -- Report on Founding Meeting of DC-SIG

    Join -- DC-SIG Mailing List -- DC-SIG Contacts

     

    Dynamic Coalition on Small Island Developing States in the Internet Economy

    Found in the Caribbean, Pacific and AIMS (Africa, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean and South China Sea) regions, Small Island Developing States (SIDS), which number fifty two at last count, and which comprise approximately sixty million inhabitants, are seeking a greater voice, with a higher level of volume in the international discourse - especially that relating to Information & Communication Technology and Critical Resource Management Policies. ♦

     

    Learn More -- IGF DC-SIDS Page

    Selected Outputs -- DC-SIDS and the SDGs

    Join -- DC-SIDS Mailing List -- DC-SIDS Contacts

     

    Dynamic Coalition on the Sustainability of Journalism and News Media

    The relationship between journalism and digital technology in today’s world is nothing less than intrinsic. Given that contemporary news media and journalism organisations produce and distribute content as well as interact with their audiences through digital technologies, the future, overall sustainability, and even existence of professional journalism and news media is now inextricably linked to the way different layers of the Internet are regulated and managed. ♦

     

    Learn More -- IGF DC-Sustainability Page

    Selected Outputs -- Governing Digital Convergence: An Issue Paper on Media Development and Internet Governance

    Join -- DC-Sustainability Mailing List -- DC-Sustainability Contacts

     

    Youth Coalition on Internet Governance

    The Youth Coalition on Internet Governance (YCIG) was established to advocate for the voice of children, young people, and young professionals in Internet governance fora and processes. YCIG is open to all young people and other relevant stakeholders interested in Internet governance issues. It has been successful in securing a commitment from the IGF to include young panelists at annual meetings, as well as at organizing a series of panels at different levels of engagement, and producing clear statements during IGF closing plenary sessions. ♦

     

    Learn More -- IGF YCIG Page

    Selected Outputs -- Youth aren't the future: We're the present -- YCIG Statement to the Draft Outcome of the Overall Review of the Implementation of WSIS Outcomes

    Join -- YCIG Mailing List -- YCIG Contacts

     

    Contact Information

    United Nations
    Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

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

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