インターネットガバナンス・タスクフォース Internet Governance Task Force of Japan

IGTF WGIGアンケートへの回答

WGIGは、報告書の準備作業として、2005年5月に以下の4項目からなるアンケートへを発表し、広く回答を募集しました。このアンケートは、
 1)新しい組織、フォーラムの必要性について
 2)ICANNのあり方について
 3)その他の既存の組織のあり方について
 4)ガバナンスに関する国内プロセスと国際的体制のあり方について、

 の4つについて質問したものです。
 
 これに対してIGTFとしての回答を作成し、コメントとともに、6月11日にWGIG事務局に送付しました。基本的には、これまでのインターネットコミュニティのアプローチとプロセスに照らして、新しいフォーラムの必要性は認められないというものです。

WGIGアンケートに、IGTF回答・コメント作成(6月12日)

WGIGは、5月はじめに、4項目からなるアンケートを発表し、広く回答を募集してきました。
 これは、1)新しい組織、フォーラムの必要性について、2)ICANNのあり方について、3)その他の既存の組織のあり方について、4)ガバナンスに関する国内プロセスと国際的体制のあり方について、の4つについての質問です。
 IGTFとして、回答を作成し、コメントとともに、11日事務局に送付しました。

IGTFコメントを送付しました(4月16日)

WGIGから出された一連のペーパーに対して、IGTFではとくに「クラスター1b」、つまり、IP番号、ドメイン名、ルートサーバーについての3つのペーパーを取り上げ、コメントを作成し、事務局あてに送付しました。18日に開かれるWGIGオープン会合で、その要旨を発表する予定です。

WGIGイッシューペーパーへのIGTFのコメント(05年2月11日)

Comments submitted by IGTF-J [PDF]

14日から始まるWGIG会合に向けて、WGIG委員が作成・公表した「イッシューペーパー」に対して、IGTFとしてとくに重要と思われる点に絞った英文でのコメントです。

 これまでに発表された21点のペーパーのなかから、IGTFにとって関心の高い、次のテーマ
 Administration of Internet Names and IP Addresses
 Administration of the Root Server System
 Multilingualization of Internet Naming System

を論じた3つのペーパーについてて、IGTFとしての意見をまとめたものです。

このコメントはきわめて短い時間で作成したもので、今後、さらに修正を加え、WGIGのジュネーブ会合でIGTFとしての意見を発表し、討論に参加していく予定です。
 なお、WGIGの公式ウェブサイトのコメントページにも、掲載されました。

IGTF、WGIGでIPv6についてのコメントを発表(11月24日)

IGTFは、既報の通り、11月23-25日にジュネーブで開催されたWGIG会合のオープンセッションで、ITUのザオ局長のペーパーで提案された、IPv6の「国別割り当て」という案についてコメントを発表しました。
 主として技術的観点と、それを支える制度的観点からの考察を中心にしたこのコメントは、予想以上に大きな反響を受けています。
 短時間でまとめた文書で、内容、表現に両面とも改良する余地は多いのですが、とりあえず、現時点のバージョンを掲載します。

日本政府意見書 (04年9月20日)

日本政府・総務省が、WGIGの準備会合に向けて提出した意見書[英文PDF]です。

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意見書最終版 (2004年9月13日)

意見書 最終版(PDF)

インターネットガバナンス・ワーキンググループ(WGIG)
9月20-21日コンサルテーション会合への意見書(案)
2004年9月13日

インターネットガバナンス・タスクフォース(IGTF)

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IGTF Contribution Final (Sep 13, 2004)

Contribution Final Version (PDF)

Contribution to the Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG),
first consultation meeting 20-21 September, 2004. Geneva
Sep 13, 2004

IGTF-J (Internet Governance Task Force of Japan)
www.igtf.jp/e

Introduction:
Internet Governance Task Force of Japan is a joint group, established in August 2004 by individuals and organizations from the Japanese Internet Community and Private Sector to engage in the activities of the Working Group on Internet Governance(WGIG)called for by WSIS to achieve safe and trusted global framework of Internet operation and application through maintaining and further developing private sector-led management. We welcome the full and active participation approach adopted by the Declaration of the Principles and Plan of Actions of the WSIS Geneva Summit. We believe the WGIG process offers us a tremendous opportunity for the international community to achieve full consensus on this difficult and important subject and we are excited to be able to work together with the members of the Working Group to produce its fruitful and constructive outcome.

1 Scope of Work
To achieve the objective described in the WSIS Geneva Documents, the Working Group should carry out the following tasks:
a) Identifying the issues around Internet operation and application that require world-wide
discussion and examination
b) Collecting the basic facts and relevant data and information
c) Stocktaking the activities already in place, evaluating what is and what is not working, and
analyzing their reasons
d) Prioritizing the matters of importance
e) Enlisting possible options and solutions where improvements and innovations are found
to be necessary
f) Defining the roles of actors in each sector (Government, Private Sector, Civil Society
and International organizations) in relation with the above options and solutions

The Working Group should stick to the subject of Internet Governance in its accurate and clear scope, concentrate on core and/or urgent issues that require international cooperative activities only, should refrain from expanding or interfering with other areas of policy concerns already addressed in reasonable degree.

2 Basic Principles

Be Independent
The Working Group should be an independent body organized directly under the auspices of the Secretary-General of the United Nations. We believe that the very idea of asking Secretary-General of the United Nations to setup this Working Group as the outcome of the WSIS Geneva is to provide an independent process outside the WSIS’s intergovernmental political negotiation of the PrepCom.

Be objective and rational
The nature of this Working Group should not be regarded as a political negotiation, but it should be an objective study of the issues relevant to the Internet Governance. The result of the activities of the Working Group should be based on facts and technological, economical and social reasons outside political biases.

Be Transparent
We expect the Working Group should operate in a fully open and transparent manner. All minutes and other outputs of the official Working Group meetings should be made publicly available in major languages. The drafts of the reports at their interim and final stage must reflect the consideration of comments received and explain how those comments were taken into account.

3 General Structure

1) General Composition
We request that the structure of the Working Group should be composed so that the opinions of the following various stakeholders would be fully reflected.
a) Governments, the private sector, civil society and international organizations.
b) Developing and developed economies of the world.
c) People in all the regions of the world.
d) Users and providers/operators of Internet services.
e) Women and men.

The size of the Working Group should be a reasonable one to encompass the diversity and balance required as above, but in order to be effective and efficient to produce the result within the given limited time, it should not be too large to accommodate everything.

We suggest to have 15 to 20 members for the efficiency, but in order to accommodate diversity, some 15 to 20 more people can be added as subcommittee members in their fields of expertise.

We suggest that the WG will have three co-chairs, one from each sector for mutual consensus and good division of labor.

2) Qualifications of the members
We suggest that members of the Working Group should have expertise in at least one of the following areas:
a) Technical field
b)Policy area
c) Internet development and operation
d) Business development by Internet
e)Social service activities
f) ICT for development in developing economies
g) End-users perspectives

They should be able to sincerely devote sufficient amount of time for the real work themselves and to communicate with many parties interested in participating the process outside of the Working Group.

We also expect that upon selection of the members, a brief descriptive statement will be published that explains how each member meets the qualification requirements.

4 Working Methods

Open and closed meetings
We expect the Working Group will have face-to-face meetings as its core activity, supplemented by conference calls and online discussion among its members. While we recognize that closed meetings are the way to concentrate and produce actual work, we also strongly suggest holding an open consultation meeting prior to each major WG meeting. Regional and sub-regional open consultation meetings and other processes are also recommended.

Languages
We suggest the following measures to be taken to involve the broadest possible participation and promote mutual understandings overcoming language barriers.

a) Real-time capturing and Display
Real-time capturing of the speeches in Open Consultation meetings and displaying them in the large screen, which is similar to the one exercised at ICANN meetings, in addition to the simultaneous interpretation to the major languages, as they are very helpful for non-native speakers of the working language.

b) Translation of official documents
We expect that the working language of the WG is in English (or major UN languages), but translation of official minutes and documents into major languages including Japanese should be provided.

c) Contribution in any language should be accepted
Any language of the world should be accepted for all the comments and contributions submitted to the Working Group. The secretariat should publish them at the official website as their original form and translate them into major languages.

d) Voluntary translation platform
In case the above-mentioned translation of the contributions is difficult for the financial constraint, we suggest that the secretariat will select most important contributions through appropriate selection measures and translate them in full or summarized versions, and then provide a common platform that would allow voluntary translation of any document to be shared over the website. We are ready to suggest more specifics if requested.

Internet Governance Task Force of Japan
Chairman: Prof. Shumpei Kumon (University of Tama)

Full Member:
Japan Internet Providers Association (JAIPA)
Japan Network Information Center (JPNIC)
Japan Registry Services (JPRS)
Internet Association Japan (IA Japan)
Associate member:
Internet Users Network
New Institute for Social Knowledge and Collaboration, University of Tama
Institute for HyperNetwork Society


For more information, please contact:

Internet Governance Task Force Secretariat:
Tel: +81-3-3402-8180 E-mail: sec@igtf.jp www.igtf.jp/e

意見書のポイント

意見書の原案について、とくに重要と思われる点に絞って、解説を記しました。
意見書案にコメントを寄せられる際のご参考にしてください。

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【解説資料】WSISにおけるインターネットガバナンス [PDF]

WSISおよびWGIGの背景を説明する参考資料です。
『問われるネット社会のガバナンス WSISとICANNと(仮)』(会津泉・近刊予定)の一部を抜粋したものです。