Internet Governance Glossary (IGG)
Partners involved in the project
The initiatives of UNESCO on the promotion of multilingualism in cyberspace are undertaken by the Knowledge Societies Division, Communication and Information Sector which is responsible for the realization of the concept of knowledge societies that are built on the key principles of inclusion, openness, diversity and pluralism. The Division also coordinates UNESCO’s overall contribution to the follow-up to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) outcomes and is in charge of the implementation of UNESCO’s only normative instrument in this field - the “Recommendation concerning the Promotion and Use of Multilingualism and Access to Cyberspace” adopted by the General Conference in 2003.
The International Information Centre for Terminology (INFOTERM)
Infoterm, the International Information Centre for Terminology, was founded in 1971 by contract with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), with the objective to support and co-ordinate international co-operation in the field of terminology. Members are international, regional or national terminology institutions, organizations and networks, as well as specialized public or semi-public or other non-profit institutions engaged in terminological activities. In the course of its activities, Infoterm has developed profound expertise in:
- fostering cooperation among terminology institutions, organizations and networks, see Cooperation
- terminology policies and strategies, see Terminology Policies
- legal aspects of terminological data, especially copyright, see Legal Issues
- theoretical and methodological aspects of structured content,
- see Access to Information and Knowledge,
- standardization of principles, methods and applications relating to the above, see Standardization.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
ICANN is a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with participants from all over the world dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable. It promotes competition and develops policy on the Internet's unique identifiers. Through its coordination role of the Internet's naming system, it does have an important impact on the expansion and evolution of the Internet.