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ESCWA and LAS Workshop on the Outputs of the Arab IGF 2020 Initiative's Technical Cooperation Working Group

14
December
2016
Beirut, Lebanon

ESCWA and the League of Arab States (LAS) will hold the Workshop on the Outputs of the AIGF2020 Initiative's Technical Cooperation Working Group (TCWG), in Cairo, from 20 to 22 December 2016.  The event is hosted by both the UNIC Cairo office, and the League of Arab States. The Workshop opens at 12:00 hours noon on Tuesday 20 Dec 2016 at the UNIC-Cairo Office, and continues for the remaining two days at LAS premises, starting at 10:00 hours daily. 
 
The Workshop will be attended by the members of the TCWG who represent the various stakeholders in the Arab IGF process, together with the ESCWA and LAS Arab IGF teams. The topics include, among others, the progress made and methodology of work in the implementation of the AIGF2020 initiative, the results of the AIGF2020 survey, the recommendations of the thematic sub-working groups for the development of the Arab IGF, and the review and finalization of the outcome TCWG report on the AIGF2020 initiative.
 
Within the Arab Internet Governance Forum (Arab IGF), ESCWA and LAS are implementing in 2016 the AIGF2020 Initiative that aims at developing its process for the next phase that is expected to extend from 2017 to 2020.  Established in 2012 by ESCWA and LAS, the first mandate of the Arab IGF (2012 to 2015) was concluded with the Fourth Arab IGF in 2015 that resulted with the launching of the AIGF2020 initiative. 
 
The first phase of the Arab IGF was accompanied with many achievements as well as a number of challenges; it concluded at the same time when the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by the United Nations General Assembly; and it has coincided with the conclusion of the second phase of the global IGF (2011-2015) as well as the time-frame of the Arab Roadmap for Internet Governance (2011-2015), the implementation of which was the objective of the Arab IGF process in the first place.
 
For more information:  Web pages & email: www.igfarab.org, www.escwa.un.org/ArabDIG, ESCWA-ArabIGF@un.org; Facebook & Twitter: www.facebook.com/ArabIGF, www.twitter.com/igfarab, @igfarab, Hashtag #ArabIGF