Asia Pacific Development Information Programme

As the Internet becomes more important within social, economic, and political processes, issues of Internet governance will continue to come to the fore. The governance of the Internet concerns all 'three sectors'; government, the private sector, and Non-Government Organisations (NGOs). Together they confront a range of issues including technical standards, control, and access to the Internet.

The major international forum in which these issues are disscussed is called the World Summit for the Information Society (WSIS). And a regional player within this forum is called the Asia-Pacific Development Programme. They have a very usuful portal that outlines many of the complex Internet governance issues. http://www.igov.apdip.net 

APDIP is an initiative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) that aims to promote the development and application of new Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for poverty alleviation and sustainable human development in the Asia-Pacific region.

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