EuroDIG 2017 Multi-stakeholder Consultation on Defining Internet Indicators

When, local time: 
Monday, 5 June 2017 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Estonia, Tallinn
Type of Event: 
Consultative Meeting
Xianhong Hu (email:

UNESCO will present its new project “Defining Internet Universality Indicators” and seeks to engage with various stakeholders for their inputs and contribution. Supported by Sweden and ISOC (Internet Society), the project is an immediate response and action following UNESCO’s adoption of the ‘CONNECTing the Dots’ Outcome document in 2015 as its new approach to Internet issues as well as the successful development and application of the UNESCO-IPDC Media Development Indicators.
The project aims to elaborate appropriate Internet indicators which can serve to enrich the stakeholders’ capacity for assessing Internet development, broaden international consensus, and foster online democracy and human rights towards knowledge societies engaged in sustainable development. This task will be based on UNESCO concept of Internet Universality and related R.O.A.M principles as the guiding framework that promotes an Internet based on human rights, and the principles of openness, accessibility and multi-stakeholder participation.

In order for the discussion to be interactive, the session will start with a brief presentation of the draft indicators. The moderator will structure the discussion into five slots on Human Rights, Openness, Access, Multi-stakeholderism and crosscutting dimension, and will then invite the speakers to give brief remarks before opening the floor to the audience.

A draft introduction report on Defining Internet Universality Indicators will be shared and released before the session as a basis for discussion.

Moderator: Xianhong Hu, UNESCO