FOC Issues Joint Statement on the ITU Plenipotentiary 2018

Following the first submission of proactive advice of the Freedom Online Coalition’s (FOC) Advisory Network, the FOC has issued a Joint Statement on the International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference 2018, which takes place from 29 October – 16 November.

Within the statement, the FOC recognizes the importance of accountability, transparency and multistakeholder engagement at forums where international public policy issues are discussed, such as the ITU. It additionally recognizes the importance of engaging non-governmental human rights experts in national processes for the 2018 Plenipotentiary Conference.

The statement encourages governments that are not members of the FOC to also consider enhancing their processes by engaging non-governmental human rights experts.

You can read the joint statement here.