Azerbaijan Participating at the 1st Meeting of Internet Use Management Issues
Azerbaijan is participating in the first meeting of the Forum Internet Management with a View to Development, Trend reports. The meeting being held in Athens is completing its work today. The Azerbaijani delegation to the Forum has been presented by three persons: Ilyas Naibov-Aylisli, Director of the Project National E-Governance Network Initiative, Murad Maksudov, Chief of AzNet Project, and Elnur Khalilov, a UNDP representative.
A decision on establishing the Forum was taken during the World Summit on Information Society Issues held in Tunisia in November, 2005, The Secretary General was given a commission to ensure multilateral dialogue on the global network development issues.
Over thousand representatives of governments, as well as private sector, and civil society are participating in the first meeting of the Forum. They have exchanged experience, information, and ideas on how the Internet potential should be used better to the interests of all the nations. During the eight major sessions, the primary importance has been attached to the issues on access to Internet, security, openness of Internet, possibility to express the free opinion on its pages, as well as new communication means diversity, particularly multi lingua promotion.
In March, 2006, in Geneva, the UN Secretary General founded a small Secretariat aimed at rendering aid in organizing the activity of the Forum for the Internet Use Management. Prior to it, in February 2006, in Geneva, consultations, where the format and working methods of the Forum were discussed. During these consultations, a consensus that the Forum must bear an open and universal nature was achieved. All interested parties may participate in it.