UN Secretary-General Report Recognizes 2016 GIJC

Published on
March 23, 2017

The 2016 Global Internet and Jurisdiction Conference, organized by the multistakeholder policy network Internet & Jurisdiction, was cited in the United Nations Secretary-General's report, "Progress Made in the Implementation of and Follow-up to the Outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society at the Regional and International Levels" from February 2017. 

Listed under the heading, "Facilitation of action lines and selected implementation of activities of United Nations entities," the report highlights:

In November, the first multi-stakeholder Global Internet and Jurisdiction Conference explored the relationship between the Internet and national legal frameworks, including data privacy and criminal law.

About the Report

This report was prepared by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in response to a request by the Economic and Social Council. Its purpose was for the United Nations Secretary-General to inform the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD), highlighting major activities undertaken by stakeholders in 2016 to implement the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).