¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 7 Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) serves as a platform for discussion, exchange and collaboration at a regional level, and also where possible to aggregate national Internet Governance Forum (IGF) discussions, ultimately advance the Internet governance development in the Asia Pacific region.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 1 “Evolution of Internet Governance: Empowering Sustainable Development” is the main theme of the sixth APrIGF held in Macao. With 29 sessions spanning 9 sub-themes [NUMBERS TO BE FINALIZED AFTER CONFIRMATION] in Cybersecurity and Trust; Internet Economy; Enhancing multistakeholder cooperation; Internet and Human Rights; Inclusiveness and Diversity; Critical Internet Resources; Openness; Emerging Issues; and the IANA Transition, there was robust discussion and comprehensive engagement of participants coming from 20+ [NUMBER TO BE FINALIZED] countries and territories in the Asia Pacific region and beyond.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 3 The observations and recommendations set forth in this document represent the collaborative efforts of the bottom-up multistakeholder community process intended to serve as the Asia Pacific regional contributions towards the international Internet Governance discourse, including the IGF, as well as towards local and national Internet governance deliberations in the Asia Pacific region.
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 The majority of the next billion people coming online will be from the Asia Pacific region, and critical priorities need to be addressed from local to national to region-wide levels. Given the wide spectrum of social, economic, political and geographic diversity in the region, comparative analysis of cross-regional trends will allow the development of policy framework building on the momentum and knowledge of previous work.
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- [PLACEHOLDER FOR DISCUSSION] Bridging the Digital Divide – combined efforts from both the public and private section is needed to create sustainable initiatives to solve issues of accessibility and digital literacy for the underserved.
- [PLACEHOLDER FOR DISCUSSION] Universal Acceptance – the diverse linguistic spectrum of this region underlines the necessity for faster realization of universal acceptance of Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) and Email Address Internationalization (EAI) so people can connect using their own language.
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- [PLACEHOLDER FOR DISCUSSION] Internet Governance from the Asia Pacific perspective – the diverse views from the Asia Pacific region should be taken not as discord but as a reflection of the different challenges and dynamics of the multistakeholder model employed under different conditions. More importantly, the global Internet Governance consensus development processes should better take into account such disparate conditions in considering due weights for voices from the Asia Pacific region, rebalanced against more advanced participation from other regions.
- [PLACEHOLDER FOR DISCUSSION] Cybersecurity, human rights and development – the Asia Pacific participants recognize the importance of enhancing cybersecurity and human rights in the advancement of development; especially the different balance required at different stages of development.
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