Parallel Session 16: Architecture of Global Internet Governance
This workshop aims to gather perspectives and concrete ideas on strengthening the current architecture of global Internet governance. In 2019 a UN High-Level Panel of experts on Digital Cooperation released recommendations for strengthening international cooperation in the online world. This session during the Freedom Online Coalition conference in Ghana is one in a series of multistakeholder worldwide discussions. Following short introductions by the moderators, the time will be devoted to open discussion. The worldwide discussions will be the major source for the compilation of an ‘Options Paper’, which will be delivered as a multistakeholder contribution to the UN Secretary General’s Global Commitment for Digital Cooperation in autumn 2020. The session is open to all, and we particularly welcome perspectives of African governments and nongovernmental organizations.