Internet Governance Forum Has Started in Brazil



10th meeting of Internet Governance Forum, which has been organized since 2006 under the United Nations, has been held in Joao Pessoa of Brazil between 10-13 November 2015. President of Information and Communication Technologies Authority Dr. Ömer Fatih Sayan participated to the event and made important bilateral meetings.

In the 10th meeting of Internet Governance Forum, which was held its 9th meeting in İstanbul, main theme was determined as “Evolution of Internet Governance: Empowering Sustainable Development”.

ICTA President Dr. Ömer Fatih Sayan conducted various bilateral meetings during IGF 2015 sessions. In his meeting with Lenni Montiel, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, discussed issues of improvement and empowerment of IGF to include tangible results and other certain important topics on the agenda. In the meeting, the views of Turkey were provided; important role UN is playing in the internet issues was emphasized and that Turkey contributes to WSIS process as a ITU Council member was underlined. Sayan mentioned the IMT-Advanced procurement held recently in Turkey and emphasized Turkey’s strong willingness to contribute to studies in 5G issues and cooperation with other countries on the issue. Assistant Secretary-General Montiel invited our country to WSIS Review High-Level Summit which will be held in New York in December and expressed that in the Summit, internet and important issues related to internet ecosystem will be discussed and he will be pleased to have our country’s participation.

During IGF 2015, ICTA President Sayan met with Andrus Ansip, Vice President for the Digital Single Market on the European Commission and former Prime Minister of Estonia; Andre Figueiredo, Minister of Communications of Brazil; Mochammad Rizki Safary, executive in Ministry of Communications in Indonesia; Vint Cerf, Vice President of Google; Tao Xiafeng from CAST; Dr. Helen Liyun Han from China Internet Network Information Center and Dr. Manfred Kind from INSAFE. In these meetings, important issues on international internet agenda were discussed.

Along with ICTA President Dr. Ömer Fatih Sayan, Board Member Figen Kılıç and Head of International Relations Department Gazali Çiçek participated to IGF 2015.

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