Workshop on the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS):
Issues of Relevance to ICANN and Next Steps
20 July 2004, 08:30 - 10:00
Grand Ballroom, Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Organized by the WSIS Workshop Planning Group
(* see participant list below)
All individuals interested in the Internet and management and coordination of the domain name system (DNS) are encouraged to attend the "Workshop on the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS): Issues of Relevance to ICANN and Next Steps" on Tuesday, 20 July, 08:30 - 10:00 in the Grand Ballroom at the Shangri-La Hotel in Kuala Lumpur.
The workshop will provide information on the United Nation's World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and issues of direct impact to ICANN. Proposed output and next steps for ICANN constituencies/stakeholders regarding WSIS and technical coordination and management of the DNS also will be discussed. "WSIS" is a process in which governments are attempting to address a broad range of international legal, regulatory, economic, and policy issues related to the Internet. During this process, some governments proposed that an intergovernmental organization be responsible for "Internet governance," a phrase that remains undefined and some consider to include and/or mean the administration and coordination of the DNS.
The workshop, which is open to the public, will: