Global Commission on Internet Governance (GCIG) concludes latest meeting, discussions on final report

RANCHO MIRAGE, CALIFORNIA, USAFebruary 18, 2016The Global Commission on Internet Governance (GCIG) has concluded its meeting on February 18, 2016 in California, USA.

Chaired by former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt, the GCIG is a two-year initiative launched in January 2014 by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and Chatham House. The Commission’s work will culminate in a final report in 2016 that will produce a comprehensive stand on the future of multi-stakeholder Internet governance.

Held from February 18-19, the GCIG’s California meeting consisted of a productive discussion on key internet governance themes including cyber security, human rights, and privacy, as well as chapters and recommendations in the GCIG’s forthcoming final report. Over the course of the Commission, a series of research papers continue to be issued and publicly posted on its open website

For more information on the Global Commission on Internet Governance, including its twenty-nine commissioners and thirty-nine research advisers, please visit: Follow the commission on Twitter @OurInternetGCIG.

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is an independent, non-partisan think tank on international governance. Led by experienced practitioners and distinguished academics, CIGI supports research, forms networks, advances policy debate and generates ideas for multilateral governance improvements. Conducting an active agenda of research, events and publications, CIGI’s interdisciplinary work includes collaboration with policy, business and academic communities around the world. CIGI was founded in 2001 by Jim Balsillie, then co-CEO of Research In Motion (BlackBerry), and collaborates with and gratefully acknowledges support from a number of strategic partners, in particular the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario. For more information, please visit
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