New Zealand’s contribution to the Global Management and Governance of the Internet

Date: 
Friday, 3 March, 2017 -
08:30 to 12:30

New Zealands contribution to the Global  Management and Governance of the  Internet

 

3 March

8.30am – 12.30pm

Free Entry

A seminar organised by the  United  Nations Association of New Zealand, with support from the  NZ National Commission for UNESCO

Rutherford House, Lecture Theatre 2

Pipitea Campus, Victoria University  of Wellington

The Internet is ubiquitous and  is an essential component of modern social and  economic life. Despite this, Global  Internet management and governance has and  is proceeding largely ‘under the  radar’  from the  point of view of the general public.

Over  the  past 20 or so years  Internet governance has been the  subject of intensive international and  political  debate and  activity amongst a small group of experts drawn  from the  technical community, business and  civil society. It has involved  considerable tensions amongst governments and between governments and  the private sector, and  even  featured in the  recent Presidential elections in the  US.

Over  this time  a small group of New Zealanders have  been active  and  highly influential  in the international debates.

The seminar will consist of presentations by a panel of speakers drawn  from this group.

Programme outline

 

TIME

TASK

SPEAKER

 

8.30 – 8.45

 

Registration

 

 

8.45 – 9.00

 

Introductory remarks

 

Frank March

 

9.00 – 9.35

 

NZ involvement in the World Summit

 

Winston  Roberts

 

on the information Society  and  its

 

 

outcomes

 

 

9.35 – 10.10

 

ICANN, its structure, responsibilities

 

Keith Davidson

 

and  stakeholders including its

 

 

relationship to .nz management

 

 

10.10  – 10.30

 

Morning  Tea

 

 

10.30  – 11.10

 

NZ Government involvement in ICANN

 

Nicola Treloar

 

and  other internet governance related

 

 

areas, including ITU

 

 

11.10  – 11.50

 

The politics of the transfer  of ICANN

 

Jordan Carter

 

accountability and  oversight from the

 

 

US Government to the ICANN multi-

 

 

stakeholder community

 

 

11.50  – 12.30

 

Open Forum

 

Panel of all speakers

 

The future  and  ongoing issues

 

 

Discussion  and  questions

 

 

Speakers

Frank March was a senior  advisor  in the communications policy groups of MBIE and  is a past  President of InternetNZ. He has represented New Zealand at meetings of the International Telecommunications Union, the Governmental Advisory Group of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and  Numbers (ICANN/GAC) and  the Internet Governance Forum.

 

Winston Roberts works in the Department of Internal  Affairs at the National Library. He attended the first World Summit on the Information Society  in Geneva in 2003 and  the second in 2005.  He contributed to ensuring that the need for and  role of humanities disciplines and  libraries formed a significant  part  of the output statements of the WSIS process.

 

Keith Davidson is a past  President of InternetNZ and  worked  extensively over many years within ICANN on a range of groups representing the interests of domain name holders and  country code top  level domains. In 2016 Keith was awarded the ICANN Multi-stakeholder Ethos Award.

 

Nicola Treloar  is a Senior Advisor at MBIE. Until recently, she was the New Zealand representative on ICANN/GAC and is involved  in a range

of other ad hoc international discussions and governance issues.

 

Jordan Carter is the CEO of InternetNZ. He was closely involved  with discussions on the devolution of governance responsibilities away from the US Government to an international non-governmental body  representing ICANN’s global  multi-stakeholder community

 

Registration

 

To register for this event please visit our Eventbrite page www.internetgovnz.eventbrite.co.nz

 

For any enquiries please contact Paul Oliver on 021 034 2870.

 

The  United Nations Association of New Zealand

Te Roopu Whakakotahi Whenua o Aotearoa PO Box 24494, Wellington 6142 04 496  9638 unanz.org.nz office@unanz.org.nz

@unanz        @unanewzealand