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WGIG Report on Internet Governance

Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG) 

WGIG Final Report: [Chinese] [English] (Doc)

WGIG Background Report; [English] (PDF)

The first phase of World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) agreed to pursue the dialogue on Internet Governance in the Declaration of Principles and Action Plan adopted on 12 December 2003, with a view to preparing the ground for a decision at the second phase of the WSIS in Tunis in November 2005. In this regard, the first phase of the Summit requested the United Nations Secretary-General to establish a Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG).  The WGIG was asked to present the result of its work in a report "for consideration and appropriate action for the second phase of the WSIS in Tunis 2005." More information on the mandate of the WGIG…

The WGIG Report was discussed by the PrepCom-3 of WSIS. The sessions were webcast.

 SECOND PHASE OF WSIS was held in TUNIS, NOVEMBER 2005.

Internet Governance Vs. Cyberspace Self-government

Internet Gvernance is mainly based on legislations and government's enforcements.

Cyberspace Self-government is mainly based on the customary rules of cyber society, usage of trade and  course of dealing.

Custom is differ from customary rule since the latter is more common and sometimes can be directly enforced by government, court and/or other public organizations.