13th IGF | Paris, France, 12-14 November
The 13th Global Internet Governance Forum was held on 12-14 November at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France. The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and the President of France Emmanuel Macron made keynote opening speech.The overarching theme was "The Internet of Trust" highlighting the Internet security and trust.
The multiple topics of discussions included cyber security, emerging technologies, evolution of the Internet governance, human rights issues, media and fake new, and more. The Armenian IGF, represented by ISOC AM Board Member Lianna Galstyan, actively participated in discussions on various topics.
The Internet Society NGO members Katarine Gevorgyan,Khristina Hakobyan and Ani Mkrtchyan also participated to the Forum.
More information about the IGF key messages can be found here: http://www.intgovforum.org/multilin…/…/igf-2018-key-messages
Report on .MV (Maldives)
Grigori Saghyan, Vice President of the Internet Society NGO, completed a Mission Report around ITU Technical assistance for .MV (Maldives) ccTLD registry. The Report of Mr. Saghyan had the certain aim of giving some recommendations to the Communications Authority of Maldives (CAM) on Governing Framework of ccTLD Maldives through analyzing the current situation at .mv, the best practices of other ccTLDs in the Asia-Pacific region, relevant instruments required for the management of the ccTLD. It is important to mention that the implementation of this project was facilitated by APTLD. Both ITU and APTLD are strong advocates of the establishment of a robust, modern .mv ccTLD registry system. *ITU is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies.
ICANN63 meeting was held in the Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (CCIB), Barcelona, Spain. “Internet Society” NGO board member Siranush Vardanyan and members Kristina Hakobyan and Katarine Gevorgyan took part in the ICANN63.
Belarus IGF in Minsk
The 3-rd Belarus Internet Governance Forum took place in Minsk, Belarus on October 3, 2018. The Internet Society NGO Director Arman Nersisyan and Board members Lianna Galstyan and Armen Muradyan participated to the forum. In the panel discussion, Lianna Galstyan also shared the practice of organizing the Armenian IGF as well as the perspective of Internet governance in general. The forum covered discussions about: - Cybersecurity. The internet and trust. - IoT. - Personal data in Belarus. Open data. - Digital skills and so on. The IGF.BY was organized by Hoster.BY with the support of the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of the RB, ICANN, Internet Society, IGFSA and RIPE NCC.
RIPE NCC Regional Meeting
Internet Society members Vahan Hovsepyan, Armen Muradyan, Kristina Hakobyan, Gevorg Safaryan and Karen Tadevosyan participated in RIPE NCC regional meeting in Almaty, Kazakhstan on September 25, 2018. The meeting discussed the issues and possible solutions of regional digital industry.
TLDCON | 12-13 SEPTEMBER 2018
Meeting at Innovative Ethnic Regional Center
On August 25, the Vice President of Internet Society NGO Grigori Saghyan had a presentation on "How the Internet works and is managed" to the students of the "Innovative Ethnic Regional Center" at the ICRC "Armenian Cross Border".
IGF 2018: Second Open Consultations and MAG meeting
Internet Society NGO Board Member Lianna Galstyan participated as a MAG member to the IGF 2018 Second Open Consultations and MAG meeting held on 11-13 July in Geneva, Switzerland. Face-to-face meeting was devoted to the planning process of the 13th IGF to be held on 12-13 November in Paris, France. Details can be found in the official website.