internet governance

Updated Matrix of Issues Related to the Internet and Organizations Dealing with Them

This resource provides the matrix which is meant to identify issues related to the Internet generally and the government, intergovernmental, international, multistakeholder, private-sector and business actions and initiatives that are currently addressing or discussing them. It has been prepared to assist in the discussions related to a working definition of ‘Internet governance’, what issues are being addressed and where, and whether there are any issues that are not being addressed.

Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme

The Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme is based on a collaborative approach to online learning: intensive discussion and interaction among participants and tutors enhances the individual learning experience. The discussion is organised around five conceptual baskets: Infrastructure and Standardisation, Legal, Development, Economic and Socio-Cultural. The training programme consists of learning and research phases, each lasting for three months.

Internet Governance: A Primer

This e-primer offers an overview of Internet governance, discussing its history, the issues at stake and the various actors involved. It shows how governance decisions can have social and economic ramifications, and it suggests steps that can be taken to enhance developing country participation in Internet governance.

Reforming Internet Governance: Perspectives from the Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG)

The aim of this book is to give some insight into an exceptional experience of multistakeholder cooperation and its necessity on Internet Governance. It contains personal impressions of a group of people with a wide variety of backgrounds who were either members of the United Nations Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG) or part of the Secretariat that supported its work.

Internet rights that went wrong in Turkey

This report presents an up-to-date assessment of internet rights in Turkey, and has been prepared for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2014 which is being hosted by Turkey in Istanbul on 2–5 September 2014. The IGF is a space that strives for a democratic and inclusive internet and this report assesses the Turkish government’s respect for international human rights standards in relation to freedom of expression online.

APDIP e-Note 9 - Internationalized Domain Names

This APDIP e-Note examines how Internationalized Domain Names relate to cultural diversity and the basic human right to communicate in one's own language on the Internet. While the bulk of the content on the Internet has been in English, this is increasingly changing. This APDIP e-Note discusses the ongoing debate of whether to continue with the existing system or allow users to navigate the Internet using a range of scripts.

UN-APCICT supports ICTD human capacity building in Myanmar

On 14-24 July UN-APCICT conducted a two-week customized capacity building workshop on ICT for development (ICTD) for 33 senior government officials in Pyin Oo Lwin, Upper Myanmar with the collaboration of Union Civil Service Board of Myanmar.


To build an information society in which information and communication technologies (ICTs) are at the service of sustainable socio-economic development, Myanmar has been working to strengthen its human capacity in integrating these technologies in  national development strategies and programmes.