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29 Apr 2024 12:00h - 13:00h

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Reflecting on a decade of internet governance: Insights from NetMundial Plus 10

The NetMundial Plus 10 event marked a significant milestone, a decade since the original NetMundial, which established foundational principles for internet governance. The opening session showcased a diverse array of speakers, including government ministers, executives, and representatives from various countries and organizations, who collectively examined the progress made, the challenges faced, and the future direction of digital landscape management.

**Key Points and Arguments:**

– **Endorsement of Multi-Stakeholder Model:** There was a unanimous endorsement of the multi-stakeholder model of internet governance, with calls for it to be more inclusive, transparent, and accountable. Speakers emphasized that no single entity could manage the internet alone and that the participation of all stakeholders, including civil society, governments, academia, and the technical community, is crucial.

– **Addressing Digital Inequalities:** The digital divide remains a significant concern, with speakers highlighting the risk of increased exclusion due to connectivity gaps. The necessity for international cooperation to address these inequalities and ensure universal access to the internet was underscored.

– **Concentration of Digital Power:** The event underscored the urgency of addressing the concentration of digital markets and technology power. The dominance of a few transnational companies and the potential fragmentation of digital space pose challenges to equitable internet governance.

– **Disinformation and Fake News:** The negative impacts of disinformation and fake news on society were acknowledged. The architecture of digital platforms, which may encourage the spread of harmful content, was identified as a critical area for governance.

– **Artificial Intelligence (AI):** The rapid development of AI technologies and their profound impact on society were discussed. The need to regulate and guide the use of AI, while fostering innovation and protecting human rights, was highlighted.

– **NetMundial Plus 10’s Role:** The event was seen as a crucial forum for building consensus on strategic discussions relevant to the current digital reality. It was an opportunity to reaffirm the collective commitment to a democratic, multi-stakeholder approach to internet governance.

**Evidence and Supporting Facts:**

– **Internet as a Global Resource:** The principle that the internet should be managed in the public interest was reiterated, with a focus on inclusivity and multi-stakeholderism.

– **IANA Stewardship Transition:** The successful transition of the IANA functions to the global multi-stakeholder community was cited as a key example of the model’s effectiveness.

– **Global Digital Compact:** The discussions at NetMundial Plus 10 were positioned as instrumental in shaping the Global Digital Compact and other multilateral processes.


The NetMundial Plus 10 event concluded with a strong message of unity and collaboration. There was a clear recognition of the need to adapt internet governance to meet the challenges of new technologies and to ensure that the internet continues to benefit all of society. The event set the stage for continued dialogue and action towards a more resilient, inclusive, and equitable digital ecosystem.

**Noteworthy Observations and Insights:**

– **Women’s Representation:** The presence of numerous women on the panel and in the audience was noted as a positive sign of inclusivity in discussions about the future of the internet.

– **Fragmentation Concerns:** Concerns were raised about the potential fragmentation of internet governance due to the existence of multiple forums and decision-making processes. This fragmentation could hinder participation and lead to less effective governance.

– **Role of Brazil:** Brazil’s role as a catalyst for the multi-stakeholder discussion was emphasised, with the country’s commitment to international cooperation and digital inclusion being highlighted.

– **Future Planning:** The event was seen as a stepping stone for future governance, with an understanding that immediate solutions may not be readily available, but that the discussions would provide valuable contributions to the ongoing global dialogue.

In summary, NetMundial Plus 10 served as a reflective and forward-looking platform, reiterating the importance of a collaborative approach to internet governance and the need to address current and future digital challenges collectively.

Session transcript

Renata Jabali:
Hello, good morning, ladies and gentlemen. I would kindly ask you to take your seats. We are going to start now our event, okay? I am Renata Jabali and I am very pleased to host such an important event. Before we start, I would like to inform you that we have simultaneous translations from English to Portuguese and from Portuguese into English during all the event, okay? Those of you that need the headsets for translation, please raise your hands and our staff will hand you the headsets, okay? So now, take your seats and enjoy our event. This is the NetMundial Plus 10 opening session. As you can see, we have here on stage the following speakers. Minister Luciana Santos from the Brazilian Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation. Mahmoud Glazer, Executive Secretary CGI-BR, Head of NetMundial Plus 10 Secretariat. Demi Getschko, CEO. Renata Miele, Chair and Coordinator of Luciano Maza, representing the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Virgilio Almeida, Chair of NetMundial in 2014. Irina Sovki, representing the German government. Rodrigo de la Parra, representing the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN. Susan Chalmers, from the Government of the United States. Carol Conway, representing Abranet, the Brazilian Internet Association. Taufik Jelassi, Assistant Director General for Communication and Information for UNESCO. Camila Leitchi, representing CDR, Rights Network Coalition. Luciano Maza, representing the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which I have previously introduced. Ok, so now, to begin our speeches, I would like to invite Mr. Hartmut Blaser. Please, you can come to the podium, or you can start.

Hartmut Glaser:
Good morning, everyone. Before my speech, I would like to explain that the Board of Directors has an advisory. Good morning, and before saying anything, we work together. So, whenever I speak, we write together. And what I’m going to express here is the result of teamwork. Dear friends, welcome to those who, like me, share our Brazil. People who live and dream in these lands. A cordial welcome to those arriving from trips, who have left their homeland for a few days, to share their dreams with us here in São Paulo. As many other dreams, and many others who, just like you, have arrived here. And I would also like to welcome those who follow us from many other places online, either here in Brazil or people at greater distances. Once again, we have come together to point new directions, and this is very good. I remember our first NetMundial. Ten years have passed. It was April 2014. It’s not a very long period of time. Many of us who are here today have already dedicated several decades to the growth and improvement of the Internet in our countries and around the world. We know because we live and experience the speed of new things that appear on the Internet at every period, or the novelties of the countless new old and original technologies that surprise us in unprecedented ways and also in a very fast way. Also the speed of the Internet itself. More than billions have been included in the last decade. New users of the Internet and the speed of the infrastructure that supports the speed that we intend and our ability to maintain it. Also the speed in being challenged with new and complex challenges that call for equitable solutions. It’s been a period of time in which an awful lot of things have happened. It’s not just speed that feeds the Internet. We know because. We also live slowly, the same 10 years, not that they have taken too long, but it is imperative to recognize that there is a time to mature, a time to plant, and a time to harvest. Much of what we have done requires patience. And the purpose is to reach consensus. The process, oftentimes, is slow. I can say so because we have experience for almost three decades in the Internet Management Committee in Brazil, which in its time when it was created back in 1995, it emerged as a multi-sectorial representation. And we have persisted on this method and governance. Each action, each decision, at its own time. Considering the speed and new things that appear on the Internet, or due to the slow process of building consensus, or due to other temporal variables, it’s good that we visit each other from time to time. And we should also revisit what we have already produced. Observe the path that we have taken, our achievements, our challenges, our advances, and whatever is still unfinished. Oftentimes we become capable of envisioning what has already been done and what still needs to be done when we meet and express our different visions in different perspectives. This is the primary purpose of this NetMundial Plus10 meeting. We believe in the strengths… consensus principles. We believe in the real multi-stakeholder approach that effectively participate in different sectors, expressing their common themes, everyone in equal conditions and possibilities. This is what we did in 2014. This is what we hope to do this year, in 2024, in this NetMundial Plus 10. More than a dream, an action so that open, inclusive, multiple and diverse processes are the assumptions for the paths that we want to take. Let’s keep walking, all of us together. Welcome to NetMundial Plus 10. Welcome to the new decade. May our path of consensus be everlasting, beyond and closer, and may it be both the path that ourselves, you and me, may be the sign of hope that we want to discuss and approve in this event. NetMundial Plus 10. I wish good work for everyone. You’re most welcome, so that together, once again, we may shed light for the next few years. Now, continuing with our introductions of our panelists, I would like to give the floor to Demi Gajko, CEO of NIC-BR. He’s the executive arm of the Internet Steering Committee. Please, Demi. Thank you.

Demi Getschko:
Well, I do not have such grand words to say, but I would like to greet everyone, welcome everyone here. It’s very nice to see the combination of old faces that we saw in the original NetMundial and in many internet meetings and symposia, some other young people who have just arrived and included to the process, and this is a good omen. Without being jubilistic, this year is 35 years of .br, this is the anniversary, we are very happy, and the Brazilian internet is usually well seen overseas, but Brazil’s image in this area is good, maybe what led to NetMundial 1, and is still the driver for NetMundial plus 10. So as Hartmann said, the steering committee was created in 1995, and it was already multi-stakeholder, and ICANN in 2010, also multi-stakeholder. So this approach of having multi-stakeholder organizations is a way of working right from the beginning. So this meeting today is something important, and the conversations that we have been having since 2009, this was in Lithuania. This decalogue has led to several landmarks, which was a lot that was very well received, and it defined the rules for the game, the rules for the internet, it was not a punishment, it was defining the rights. I am a huge fan of the decalogue, and also the civil landmark. Both the civil landmark and the decalogue are related, and this led to the civil landmark, and in this manner the decalogue also created the global. rights and principles that other countries could consider whether it was worthwhile adopting or not, as we had done in Brazil. So NetMundial 1 owes a lot to ICANN, and it was really a driver of the NetMundial that was done here in Sao Paulo, the same hotel. And the difference from NetMundial and other conferences, as you all know, is that it was able of creating two consensus documents of principles that were submitted to NetMundial Plus 10, and it defines the map or a roadmap that they’re seeing. And in addition to the specific 10th anniversary celebrations, we have an important implementation of the principles of the global forums. And we all want the internet to continue being open, inclusive, and free, as it has always been in a participative way. And the governance should continue as a multistakeholder enterprise. So there is a lot of fragmentation, and we need to be very careful with that, especially when we define the semantics, what we mean by fragmentation, and what we mean when we say internet. So we need to define the fertile soil that is the internet where many applications are born, and applications itself. So we need to differentiate the substrate and what has grown from the substrate. And of course, I am completely in favor of keeping the substrate whole, uniform, and unique so that everything else may grow in there. So I think that this is the scenario that we are dealing with in NetMundial Plus 10. I hope that we can come up with a document. that is similar to the initial NetMundial, that we can reach a consensus where each one will give up something, so that we can get to a joint consensus to strengthen the global Internet, especially in the new scenarios that are much more complex than they used to be in the past. So, I hope you all have an excellent meeting. I would like to thank you all for coming here, and I would like to take the opportunity of the ministry here as a fellow panelist. Thank you so much.

Hartmut Glaser:
Thank you, Demi. The next person that I would like to give the floor to is Renata Miele. She is the chair and coordinator of CGI-BR, and she is the owner of the party. She is the hostess, and she is leading this part, coordinating everything. Thank you very much, Renata. The floor is yours.

Renata Mielli:
Thank you very much, Professor Glaser. Good morning, everyone. I would like to welcome each and every one of you who are here in person, but also those of you who are online, because we are having a hybrid event, and right now we have about 130 people together with us in our opening ceremony, virtually. I would like to welcome everyone that is taking part in NetMundial Plus10. As part of the steering committee of the Internet in Brazil, this is a multi-stakeholder event with the presence of the government, private enterprise, civil society, academia, and technical community. It’s an honor to have everyone together, but at the same time, it’s a huge responsibility. When we started the dialogue to build the NetMundial in October 2023, we received the support from many partners. both domestic and international. And in all conversations that we have had, and I participated in almost every single one with a team, with a CGI advisory team, and I would like to greet especially them, because if we are here today, most of this is something that we owe to this great team that worked tirelessly with Vinicius, Eberton, and Flavio, and everyone who helped put this event together. So once again, once we started the dialogues back in October in our room doing IGF in Kyoto, and the two ICA meetings that came afterwards, many of you recognized the relevant role of CGI in Brazil and in a debate of the multi-stakeholder enterprise. And this is due to the marking presence and impression that NET Mundial left for everyone, but not just for the discussion and for us to build a multi-stakeholder building process to show to the world how it is possible and desirable to have democratic participation processes for inclusion and dialogue in the pursuit of solutions for problems, but also to build or design proposals to make sure that the Internet and all digital technologies that the Internet supports, and that there are so many applications, so that the use and development of the Internet is done for the benefit of society that is shared by everyone in a responsible, ethical, safe, and reliable way, and so that no one will be left behind. we should look at the underprivileged communities, we should look at the global south, and people who do not have the same benefits of sharing a significant and universal community, which is an important concept that we are trying to develop now to discuss the relevant role that the Internet and its applications have in the lives of everyone. The challenge in this conference, therefore, was built based on a public consultation involving 154 contributions over two weeks, and that is gathering in person and online attendance from 79 countries. It is to deepen the debate on the principles that should guard the multi-stakeholder governance, how they should be applied to contribute to strengthen these spaces, and also to contribute for decision-making at the level of countries and multi-stakeholder organizations that will take into consideration the sovereignty of the countries, the self-determination of peoples. This was already indicated in our agenda. And why is it important to talk about this debate to develop and strengthen multi-stakeholder processes? Because, as we showed in a document that was presented for a debate, which is going to be discussed at length over the next few days, today and tomorrow, no actor alone, no matter how powerful it is, is capable of building a digital world that will make sure that all sectors and all countries may advance to build an Internet that will make sure that rights are effective in a digital world. But I am sure that we will be able to reach those objectives together. Have a good work, and the CGI is very happy to be able to count with each and every one of you here today for this debate. Have a good day.

Hartmut Glaser:
Thank you, Renata. Now I’m going to hand it over to Professor Virgilio Almeida. He was the chair of NET Mundial in 2014. At that time, he was our boss. Virgilio is a professor. He works for the Federal University of Minas Gerais and in other projects. So, Virgilio, you have the floor.

Virgilio Almeida:
Good morning, everyone. I would like to start by welcoming all the participants of NET Mundial Plus 10. I would like to greet Minister Luciana Santos, coordinator of this conference, Renata Miale. And I would like to greet, on their behalf, all of you who are here with us today. Thank you very much, and their team for the invitation. I just have a few comments to make about our conference. Digital technologies are ubiquitous and they are part of our daily lives. We have the government, we have companies, everyone using them. Constant evolution and they really amaze us. Every single day, we have news about new digital applications. And this is a trend that is going to persist over the years. However, there is another side of the coin. The digital world is also bringing us a number of concerns. Just coming close to a crisis that is challenging reality, individual rights, and the global order. Governments from all over the world have been fighting to respond to this challenge of digital governance, which really involves a number of dimensions. Regulating and ruling digital advance will require the creation of new policies, laws to oversee the use of the new technologies. Ten years ago, we got together exactly where we are today to really have a number of discussions, pioneer discussions about the principles of Internet governance and to create a roadmap of future challenges. NetMundial introduced a very significant dimension by promoting a multi-stakeholder process of discussions which has led to very tangible results. NetMundial invokes all the stakeholders and everyone was treated equally during the decision-making process. And it has really shown a break with the previous system that we used to have really towards a multi-stakeholder model for our modern area. NetMundial has introduced a number of innovative elements which have overcome previous experiences that we have had in the implementation of other initiatives. The multi-stakeholder initiative can help us detect concrete measures to deal with specific issues that demand much more than general principles. In addition, it may help us create mechanisms and appropriate structures for the creation of digital agreements. The principles created at NetMundial 2014 are still very pertinent and applicable to all our current scenario. The digital world is intertwined with the physical world. These are principles that create a context for regulation and governance of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence. The principles for use and development of emerging technologies are just the starting point. They will only serve and provide what organizations need if they are combined with governance practices that effectively help guide the use of the said new technologies. Therefore, we have to think about a global ecosystem that can address ethics, social and moral issues brought about by new technologies, such as artificial intelligence. We have to explore innovative approach to deal with the emerging technologies, focusing, for example, on integration of public policies to promote digital growth, which is green, equitative and sustainable. The positive potential and the negative potential of artificial intelligence and its progression, as well as other emerging technologies, will depend on public policies and further regulations. To reach the potential of emerging digital technologies would require a subtle balance between regulation, pro-innovation policies and democratic engagement. This is the challenge that NetMundial Plus 10 can help everyone face, just coming up with insights and new propositions. Thank you all very much.

Hartmut Glaser:
Thank you very much, Virgilio. I would like now to invite Irina Soeffky, representing the German government, so that she can just make her comments.

Irina Soeffky:
I would like to start by thanking the Internet Steering Committee for organizing this wonderful event here. But also for the entire process leading up to it, in particular the consultation that has taken place before, and that is, I think, one of the most important things. And I would like to start by thanking the Internet Steering Committee for not only organizing this wonderful event here, but also for the entire process leading up to it, in particular the consultation that has taken place before, and that is, I think, of really high importance for all of our discussions today and tomorrow. We know that it is quite a challenge to organize such a huge process, and therefore we are even more grateful for that. I couldn’t imagine a better point in time when to hold such an event. As you all know, the discussions on the Global Digital Compact are currently ongoing, and we are we have the discussions on the WSIS review process ahead of us. So very important decisions on Internet, international digital policy, and Internet governance in particular, about to be taken, and it is really important to gather, to come together here, and discuss these issues in depth and in detail. As you know, Germany has always been a steadfast supporter of the multi-stakeholder approach. We have always been a strong supporter of the multistakeholder approach, and we have always been a strong supporter of the multistakeholder model, and remains so today. Our active role as a stakeholder in this process went back quite a long way, to the World Summit on the Information Society, but also to NetMundial 10 years ago, where we also had a big German delegation, to the Internet Governance Forum, which we held in 2019 in Berlin, and as I said, to the present day. Today we’re really looking for adoption by the European Union, to the little провerb on the last but firm we are dealing with this year, when the German government adopted its first ever strategy for international digital policy. And while there’s a huge needs to be policy committing again to the multi-stakeholder model but also to fundamental human rights online and offline and to a global open free and secure Internet. So we have a solid basis for us as government and as one of the stakeholders to keep on working in this process. As I said this event couldn’t come at a better point of time, many important discussions are ongoing. We have a solid basis for discussions here with the results and the summaries of the consultations that have taken place before. I think it is obvious that things that have been discussed in NetMondial ten years ago are still relevant today. Some are working really well, others might be able to work even better and I think the questions that we will be discussing here are really of imminent importance. And what is particularly important to me is that we are not only talking about principles which are already very, very important as such, but that we are also debating how all this could work and work even better in the future in practice. And I think this is a really important result that we hopefully reach together, then also to feed into multilevel processes which are ongoing at the same time. So I’m looking forward to discussing debates with all of you and thank once again our Brazilian hosts for organizing this very important event. Thank you very much.

Hartmut Glaser:
I would like now to invite Rodrigo de la Parra, representing ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, for his comments. Rodrigo, please.

Rodrigo de la Parra:
Thank you, Professor Glaser, thank you for the invitation. Your Excellency, Minister Luciana Santos, Brazilian Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Distinguished Renata Mielo, Chair of the Comitê de História da Internet do Brasil, Distinguished Demi Getsco, President of, Distinguished Luciano Massa, Brazil Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Distinguished Professor Virgilio de Almeida, Professor of the Federal University of Minas Gerais and NetMundial 2014 Chair, Distinguished Irina Sofky, Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport Germany, Distinguished Susan Chalmers, United States Department of Commerce and TAA, Distinguished Carol Conway-Abranet, Brazil, Distinguished Camila Leite, Coalizão de Leituras Negras do Brasil CDA. Ladies and gentlemen, it is a great privilege and honour for me to be here with all of you, distinguished panellists and members of the global multi-stakeholder Internet community during this welcome session of NetMundial Plus10, which promises to be yet another important milestone in the history of Internet governance discussions. ICANN is proud to be recognised as one of the many organisations that constitute the global Internet technical community and embraces the opportunity to share this message in this capacity. Ten years ago, reprem governments, civil society, the private sector, technical bodies and academia came together to reinforce existing principles of Internet governance and reinvigorate our lively discussions. The outcome of NetMundial was a document that outlined core Internet governance principles and a roadmap for the future. Among these principles were inclusivity and multi-stakeholderism by affirming that all stakeholders have valid roles in shaping internet policy. Transparency, by promoting open decision-making processes to foster trust. Accountability, by ensuring that mechanisms exist to hold internet governance bodies responsible. And recognition of the internet as a global resource, which should be managed in the public interest. In the years since NetMundial, we have continued to build and nurture a truly inclusive and respecting internet for all. NetMundial took place at an important time for the ICANN community, beginning of the IANA stewardship transition, which was the culmination of a long process that oversight of critical internet resources to the global multi-stakeholder community. This historic shift underscored the core NetMundial principle of a collaborative internet governance model. Many of the principles and the roadmap laid out in 2014 remain as vital as ever. They continue to be part of the discussions taking place at different venues, including the Internet Governance Forum. As a staff member of ICANN, I recognize our organization’s responsibility in this ecosystem. While our work in coordination with our partners and sister organizations focuses on technical coordination of the internet’s unique identifiers, its implications are far broader. ICANN’s commitment to multi-stakeholder participation. is one of our foundational principles. Our technical work is guided by the shared commitment to a global, open and secure Internet that is accessible to all. Today, let us honor the legacy of NETMundial by remembering one of the essential elements of the meeting in 2014, the power of collaboration. When a diverse community engages in dialogue, it can find common ground and solutions even amid complex challenges. I want to take this opportunity also to recognize the work and commitment of our partners in the technical community. The technical coordination has been and still is sound and has resulted in a secure, open and interoperable Internet. Community development processes within the technical communities are characterized among others by openness, inclusivity and active participation of stakeholders with relevant expertise. While there is strong and wise support to the multi-stakeholder model of governance, there are still some discussions happening in interlateral settings that prevent stakeholder groups to participate effectively. If a trend of having this sort of discussions related to digital and Internet policy issues in multilateral or exclusively intergovernmental organizations is observed, the multi-stakeholder model of Internet governance and the goal to maintain a single and interoperable Internet can be adversely impacted. It is important to highlight when potential conflicts and duplications arise and urge governments to uphold their commitments to the Uyghur Tunis Agenda and Uyghur-Turkmenistan. is plus 10 outcome document. Over the years, we have confirmed that the multi-stakeholder is not only a good-to-have attribute of Internet. On the contrary, the multi-stakeholder model is very much a requirement for global Internet governance. Even if we attempted to make decisions in a non-multi-stakeholder fashion, given the open and distributed characteristics of the Internet and the definition of roles and responsibilities across the different stakeholders, it would be impossible for just one stakeholder alone to make informed, educated, meaningful, constructive and effective decisions for the Internet. Assistance and participation from all stakeholders are indeed needed. The governance framework that we, the multi-stakeholder Internet governance community, have built over these years could well become an example of how global challenges can be discussed and tackled. We all have the great opportunity in front of us to build on this legacy. The world is watching us. Let’s show everybody that the multi-stakeholder model works. Let the world know that openness, inclusivity, transparency and accountability are attributes our planet needs to become a better place. I wish everyone a productive and successful meeting. Thank you very much.

Hartmut Glaser:
Obrigado, Rodrigo. Thank you, Rodrigo. The next person who is coming to the floor is Susan Chalmers, representing the government of the United States. Please, Susan.

Susan Chalmers:
It is clear that the organizers of this conference care deeply about the future of the Internet and the importance of not only preserving, but enhancing multi-folder engagement on Internet governance and digital policy issues. On behalf of the United States, I would like to extend our sincere thanks to the Government of Brazil, to, and to the High Level Executive Committee in bringing us together for NetMundial Plus 10. The United States participated in NetMundial in 2014. We came back to join this discussion in Sao Paulo because this is where the critical thinking is taking place on principles and guidelines that will help shape the future of the Internet. We are heading into a momentous time for Internet governance and digital policy. Discussions on the Global Digital Compact at the United Nations are underway, and many topics that this community cares about feature prominently in that early draft. The International Telecommunication Union’s open consultation on the Internet multi-stakeholder cooperation is open and closes in September. And before we know it, WSIS Plus 20 will be fast upon us. So it is absolutely crucial that the multi-stakeholder community is afforded the opportunity to participate in a meaningful way in these multilateral processes. The NetMundial Plus 10 meeting represents a precious opportunity for proponents of the multi-stakeholder approach to coordinate in advance of this upcoming busy season, and to take a clear-eyed look at how multi-stakeholder Internet governance and digital policy processes must evolve in order to deliver on a human rights affirmative vision for the globally unique and interoperable Internet. To be maximally effective, we suggest that the conference consider how to clarify what the original NetMundial Internet governance principles do, indeed, refer to. When we use the terms multi-stakeholder governance and processes, how do they apply to the Internet’s technical architecture and to digital policy developed at the multilateral, regional, national, and even local levels? In our view, NetMundial could contribute significantly to the global dialogue if it clarifies that its principles can apply generally to two different but related planes. The document could distinguish multi-stakeholder Internet governance from multi-stakeholder engagement and digital policy processes. Multi-stakeholder Internet governance should refer to consensus-based decision-making that takes place in those technical entities which together constitute the decentralized architecture of the Internet. When it comes to multi-stakeholder Internet governance, our goal is to protect and enhance these institutional arrangements so that the Internet’s interoperability is guaranteed and no one specific stakeholder or institution can be the authority for the governance of the Internet’s architecture. Doing so will protect the stability, security, and resilience of the Internet as a global platform, and a specific demonstration of multi-stakeholder Internet governance in action was the IANA stewardship transition. We can distinguish multi-stakeholder Internet governance from multi-stakeholder engagement in processes to shape policy for the content, services, and activity that takes place on the Internet itself, and here the Global Digital Compact is perhaps the most immediate opportunity. These processes should routinely integrate human rights considerations, and to be successful, they must be transparent, collaborative, inclusive, and meaningfully integrate diverse perspectives from across civil society, the technical community, the private sector, academia, and governments. In conclusion, in this moment of transformational change, with technology reshaping every aspect of our lives, the stakes are high. The United States is committed to working with multi-stakeholder partners and other governments to facilitate meaningful access, protect human rights online, and demonstrate that democracy can deliver as we navigate the digital transformation happening around us. This NetMundial Plus10 meeting can be instrumental in helping the global internet community to be more effective in shaping this transformation, and we look forward to working with all of you on an equal footing to make this happen. Thank you.

Hartmut Glaser:
Thank you so much, Susan. I would like to give the floor to Carol Conway, representing ABRANET, the Brazilian Internet Association.

Carol Conway:
Thank you. Good morning, everyone present here, and those of you who are with us over the internet. Dear Minister Luciana Santos, dear Renata Glasser-Temme, Virginio, on behalf of whom I would like to greet everyone on this table. It’s a great joy that on behalf of ABRANET, the Brazilian Association on the Internet, and many of our members who are here present, and others, I would like who I’m representing, I would like to welcome everyone to this meeting. I would like to thank Glaser, Renata, Demi, and everyone for the invitation that have brought us so far 10 years after our last meeting on this very same place, at the same hotel. It’s a time of great meaning with all of you present here and our minister that are fundamental figures for the advance of our policy of technology and innovation. It’s an essential piece of the policy for this decade, the decade that is worth a century. I would like to extend my greetings to our community whose joint effort has been essential for us to come to this point. Minister, I have witnessed right here the signature of the Internet landmark, the first consultation through digital platforms of the government right here at this very same place. I have seen our entire community being very, very excited for being heard and for collective design. And we are here once again together 10 years later to think about governance and principles. So, I would like to express this by renewing our vows of a bond with the Internet and our identity and our marriage, which is not just professional, but personal too, considering that all of us have experienced, we all here in Brazil experience and live with the Internet, but unfortunately this is not yet our reality. And only 22% of the population have access to significant connectivity. But on behalf of the renewal of these vows, I remembered the concept of Anthroposophy that says that every seven years, people evolve, taking what they learned in the previous seven-year periods, from 0 to 7, 7 to 14, and they gradually evolve. In the case of the Internet, I would say that we are experiencing 10-year periods. In 1994, the Internet arrived to schools, the commercial Internet started, and so, in the case of human beings, this was what we call the next phase. In 2004, the broadband consolidated, which was the phase of belonging. In 2014, we published the civil landmark and enacted it, which is the phase of identity. And now, in 2024, we have come across the phase called the phase of the eye with intelligence, but in this case, it’s artificial. It’s true that many of us are once again wondering, is the Internet dead? I remember an economist’s paper in 2013 saying, is the Web dead? And now, once again, we are in this discussion again. The Internet, as the civil landmark proved in 2014, it is not dead, it has evolved, and now it is transforming once again, as it happens every 10 years. So, today, new technological initiatives that I am witnessing at ABRANET with our members, they are really amazing, and they are the result of everything that has brought us this far with the marriage that we celebrated in the past. It’s our responsibility as a community to preserve it, and to do that, the tools are the principles and governance, and, of course, having new parameters based on this new 10-year period in terms of what we want from it. If we don’t know where we want to go, we are not going to get anywhere. And this 10-year period, as Professor Vigilio recently said, our challenge is even bigger. But, so are the possibilities. We need to expand the contributions of the society to help people who make loss as a society and as a community. I’m going to repeat, we need to expand our contributions to make it clear what we want from the Internet and AI. And then we have recently announced the creation of the AER board and society to guide the new regulations. We are going to have an online consultation through the website what do we want from and I invite you all to log in and we are also going to have campus parties for those of you who do not have Internet access and who are not here so that you can contribute. And it is essential before we discuss all of this or at the same time to take care of misinformation assuring connectivity for everyone to assure principles such as neutrality, innovations to value science, but definitely many other things and ideas are going to arise from this conference. I would like to emphasize the importance of everyone contributing for us to improve our governance tools with the boards where Professor Vigilio and Demi are and many other colleagues belong to that board and I won’t have enough time to mention and I would like to say their names and I am sure of the transformational potential of this conference, the NetMundial Plus 10. Thank you very much everyone and I hope we can have a very profitable conference. Thank you.

Hartmut Glaser:
Thank you Carol. Now I would like to give the floor to Tawfik Jelassi representing UNESCO. as its General Director for Communications and Information. Please, Tawfiq, the floor is yours.

Tawfik Jelassi:
Excellency, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, distinguished guests, esteemed participants, it’s an honor and privilege to represent UNESCO at NetMondial Plus10. We were here 10 years ago in the first edition and you believe in the work and the global debates about digital governance and our mandate includes fostering and promoting the free flow of information around the world. And that’s why we want to take an active part in the debates today and the coming days. Ten years ago, the NetMondial conference brought together stakeholders from all over the world to discuss the future of the Internet. It has resulted in the adoption of governance principles aimed at fostering an open, inclusive and transparent Internet. These principles advocated for multi-stakeholder approach based on human rights and very much aligned with international standards. They aimed to promote the Internet as a globally coherent, interconnected, stable and unfragmented space while emphasizing the importance of fostering innovation and creativity. These principles have served as a guiding light, shaping our collective efforts to harness the transformative power of the Internet for the betterment of humanity. However, over the last decade, the digital landscape continued to evolve in a significant way. We have seen the rise of digital platforms. We have seen the advent of generative artificial intelligence, which is fundamentally changing the way we communicate, the way we collaborate, the way we do business. and the way we live. Of course, these are unprecedented opportunities. However, they do raise very important global questions about accountability, governance, and the protection of fundamental rights. I would like here to mention a few actions that UNESCO has taken over the last decade in line with NetMondial First Edition. First of all, I would like to say that UNESCO has developed what we call the ROM-X principles and the Internet Universality Indicators. ROM-X standing for Human Rights, Open, Accessible, and Multi-Stakeholder Approach to the Internet. This is obviously directly aligned with the framework established here back in 2014. Our related Internet Universality Indicators have been used by 40 countries around the world to conduct national digital assessment. They are currently being revised in partnership with others, including the CITIC Center based here in Sao Paulo, and we have a session today at 12 noon to present this updating process, which is ongoing. The second action I would like to mention is the 2021 First Global Recommendation of UNESCO on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence. This was the first standard-setting instrument of its kind, adopted by our 193 member states, and this recommendation is currently being implemented in over 50 countries around the world. The third action, which is worth mentioning, which concluded last November with the publication of the UNESCO Global Guidelines for the Governance of Digital Platforms. We all recognize that digital platforms are a major development, obviously, but also they have become a place for hatred, for mis-disinformation. We have been working with the UNESCO for a long time, and we have been working with the UNESCO for a long time, and we have been working with the UNESCO for cyber bullying and for online violence, and of course, we have to take a stand here and to do something to combat the harmful online content of the platforms. This was done through the work of UNESCO was done through a two-year multi-stakeholder approach that involved a global open dialogue where we presented to the world cyberbullious and homOS laps this is a contribution of UNESCO to elsewhere. This information, as you may know, was quoted this past January, as the global risk number one this and next year that is this information ahead of climate change. And lastly, I would like to invite you to join me in welcoming the global digital compact, which is on digital transformation and capacity building for civil servants. Let me, in closing, say that this event comes at a very important moment, as the United Nations is currently conducting other crucial global debates, certainly regarding the global digital compact, the summit of the future of next September, but also the global digital compact, which is the first of its kind in the world, and it is the first of its kind in the world. As a member of the UN, it is imperative that we take into account the lessons we have learned over the last decade, but also the new realities introduced by technological advances. The principles of NetMundial remain as relevant as ever, and we must also recognize the need to adapt and evolve our governance in order to enhance cooperation between countries and to enhance the valuable partnerships which make us, in closing, Unesco reiterate the international the importance to ensure a meaningful stakeholder approach that determines the key responsibilities of each party, be it states, intergovernmental organizations, civil society, the technical community, academia, research institutions, and others. By doing so, we can build a more resilient, inclusive, and equitable digital ecosystem. We can build an Internet for trust, and we can promote information as a global public good. Let’s seize the opportunity of NetMundial Plus10 to reaffirm our collective commitment to engage in defending the values of openness, transparency, and human rights in the digital age. Let’s together chart a course towards a brighter and more sustainable future for the Internet, one that reflects the needs and aspirations of people around the world, as not to leave anyone behind. Thank you.

Hartmut Glaser:
Thank you, Tawfik. Now, let me invite Camila Leite, representing CDR, and I would like to invite her to speak to make her comments.

Camila Leite:
Welcome to NetMundial Plus10. That said, I will excuse myself, and since I’m proudly in my country, I will be speaking in Portuguese. Welcome to NetMundial Plus10. I would like to greet the panel, and I was very glad to be invited to represent CDR Coalition of Rights in the Network, gathering 50 Brazilian organizations working in the field of digital inclusion. I would like to thank all of you for your participation. These are qualified organizations to represent the civil society in the opening panel. We are all here today in this huge effort to come with a consensus to re-inform the principles of multi-stakeholder organization, and also take one further step of what it means to have a democratic space for multi-stakeholder participation. In the past 10 years, a lot has changed, but we still have got many challenges ahead of us with internet, which is more concentrated platforms, highly concentrated universalization of significant connectivity with so many people still being directly or indirectly excluded, and new challenges such as AI, which we also depend on them, but molding and shaping expression and human rights and other elements. To have appropriate internet governance, we still need processes which are open and inclusive, not only in the shape, the way they are, but also in practice, not only theory but in practice, and always respecting human rights online. We emphasize the importance of cooperation, and we have to recognize what are the important advances in the 10 years we have had, and there are four key points here. First of all, a symmetry of power. Second, multi-stakeholder approach in all spaces, multi-stakeholder as a process and formally transparency, being always in a very symmetrical distribution. We have to recognize the imbalance of power between the global north and the other countries. We have to understand the difference in context of all these countries to ensure significant participation considering all the different contexts and without excluding them. a symmetry of industry in terms of capacity building, investments, and above all, we have to take into consideration that as we have internet with dominating digital platforms full of power and money, the civil society has a number of challenges of how to participate in all these different opportunities. The civil society has a lot to contribute, bringing more legitimacy to this process. But therefore, participation has to be effective and real. And this is why we have to emphasize the diversity of the participation of civil society. Not only all of us in the internet governance, but also the communities being impacted by it. Diversity in terms of generation, origin of countries, gender diversity, and ethnic and racial diversity. Multistakeholder approach has to be present in all different forums. The initial statement we have emphasizes international space, IGF, GDC, WISES, but there are also other forums, regionally and locally, that should also have the principles of multistakeholder approach. This approach is a process, but also a principle that has to be present in all different processes. When we have representation of the government, when we have forums where we have participation, not only for public consultation, but in all different process of decision making. To do that, we need transparency in the process, in participation, and also in the results of this process. Transparency is crucial. The civil society has a very relevant role to contribute to the discussion and to the creation of parameters for inclusive internet governance. We have the preliminary statement of NetMundial Plus 10, which advancing concepts, but we have to move. further with greater inclusivity. Ladies and gentlemen, all of you here with us today, we have been a pioneer with NetMundial 10 years ago. And today, there is one more opportunity. And we are all responsible for leading this global movement of having a democratic, multi-stakeholder, effectively inclusive process of internet governance. I wish we all a very profitable conference so that we can really move ahead with our initiatives. Thank you all very much.

Hartmut Glaser:
Thank you, Camila. Let me now hand it over to Luciano Maza, representing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Luciano, you have the floor.

Luciano Mazza:
Thank you, Professor Glasser. Good morning, everyone. On behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, I greet all of you who are here with us online and on site. This is Luciana Santos, our Ministry of Science and Technology, Telfic de Lanzi, General Secretary of UNESCO. And on behalf of them, I greet all of my dear friends at, international guests, Brazilian guests, and all participants of this panel. What we’ve been considering as the statement for NetMundial Plus 10 is considering the governance and all the challenges. And therefore, we have to consider them all. The risk of increase of exclusion, digital gaps, challenges of connectivity just being left to second. So if we consider the wonderful world that we all have, very high concentration of digital markets and new technologies. In the few hands of few countries and companies, fragmentation of digital space, a economy of data where we are running the risk of setting apart different markets, copyrights, inappropriate compensation of artists, of journalists, and above all, the negative impacts for integrity of information with the architecture of platforms, encouraging disinformation, fake news, negative contents, really impacting everyone in Brazil and abroad. These challenges may be amplified by the transnationality of the digital ecosystem, which puts at stake the effectiveness of the government and the national entities. And it requires more, more and more international cooperation. It requires more multistakeholder approach. It requires more multilateral initiatives. It requires better and more digital and internet governance. And this is the current moment we are, just a call for action of all the community and all players committed with multistakeholder approach. As you know, we have a very dynamic moment for the future of digital governance. Therefore, multistakeholder approach brings us a challenge. We have to show the world that we can become more and more representative, inclusive, effective, being present in all the different processes of negotiations and discussions internationally. On top of that, NetMundial Plus 10 is a unique opportunity for multistakeholder approach so that we can reaffirm our vitality going beyond. the disengagement and the difference in expectations, especially when it involves governments, which are, of course, focusing on their own competence and role, their responsibility with all their different populations, concerned about the imbalance in the game of interest, which are present in all different stakeholder forums. Therefore, we shouldn’t underestimate the importance of what we are discussing here today. Even though we shouldn’t expect easy, immediate solutions to be indicated, based on all the different computations that we’ve heard from this process and the wonderful preparation work that has been put together, we should all be confirmed and be assured that NETPLUS Mundial Plus 10 will shed light into these issues, producing a very important contribution and insights for something realistic, effective, to deal with all the challenges that lay ahead of us. Together, we can strengthen the governance of digital world. So I wish all of us great work. Thank you all.

Hartmut Glaser:
Thank you, Luciano. Now, it’s an honor and a pleasure to hand it over to Minister Luciana Santos, Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation. This is the forum that indicates the person responsible for CGI. So she is our boss. Welcome, Minister Luciana Santos.

Luciana Santos:
Hello. Welcome, everyone. First of all, I would like to tell you how glad I am to have a lot of women in the audience and also many women represented on our panel, just showing that women are in the center of this very important discussion for the whole world. I would like to greet Renata Miali, coordinator of, Hamad Glaser, executive secretary of, Demi Getsko, sorry, not a good pronunciation from my side, but she says she is with, Virgilio Meda from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, who was the chair of NET Mundial 2014, Diego de la Parra, vice president of ICANN, representing the government of Germany, Susan Schaumann, representing the government of the United States, Carol Conway, representing BRINET, Brazilian Internet Association, Tufik Jelasi from UNESCO, Camila Leite, representing CDR, and Ambassador Luciano Massa, director from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Well, I’m delighted to be here with all of you, and I’m really aware of my responsibility before all of you. We know what a challenge it is to host, once again, NET Mundial in Brazil. NET Mundial Plus 10, as we’ve heard from my predecessors 10 years ago, we were here discussing what should be the guiding principles of internet. multi-stakeholder governance. A time when we have a transition of delegation of names and domains of internet. At that time, the Brazilian government relied on the experience and knowledge of the Internet Managing Committee in Brazil, with the support of ICANN. And together, we worked to put together the multi-stakeholder event to face the challenge at that time, according to what had been agreed in the documents from Geneva and Tunis, ensuring universal rights, which are essential for internet governance. It was all based on the recognition that internet management involves technical issues, as well as public issues. And it should involve all interested parties, all stakeholders, civil society, government, technical area, academia, technical community, and intergovernmental organizations. In Brazil, we implement internet governance based on this perspective. In our, which very proudly has been an international reference for. All discussions related with the use and development of internet. And I can speak from my own testimonial. I had the pleasure and the opportunity of participating in the creation and the discussion of a legal framework for internet when I was a state representative in the Congress in Brazil. This is a very important legal framework, a very important achievement in Brazil. really create the management of internet. But we have to move ahead. We have to work on better regulation so that it can be really applicable when internet is being used. One of the messages of NetMundial at that time was to emphasize that the rights that people have offline should also be ensured online, proposing a number of guiding principles for internet-mode stakeholder approach. 10 years after that, we’ve had a sped-up process of new applications of internet, especially with the challenges brought by AI. The world had been constantly impacted by digital transformation. Based on internet, our life has been mediated by digital technology. And the impact that it has had on our reality is huge. Both individually and collectively. We’ve been seeing how the digital world has changed the behavior of people since the very beginning of their lives. It has changed the way we interact socially, our affective relationships, the perception that we have of ourselves and of the world. We have to understand this dynamic and what we effectively say that the digital structure has impacted the society at large. The impact of the data community and how it has impacted production, manufacturing, the economy. And this is a constant discussion that has to be made publicly and be really incorporated by all nations and all populations. It all involves risks, opportunities, and this is how life is. So considering the international uncertainty. the world of multiple crises and in constant transition. We have to understand that the digital debate, which has been just dominated by a few transnational companies, can really be part of a different kind of arrangement, not in a monopoly, really a possibility where we just put an end to social, economic, and political dominance. The governments of digital world has gained new complexity and has become central in all our national and international discussions. Despite everything that the different documents and statements have emphasized to bring down inequalities, creating a digital environment where we have multiple voices, not only considering different approaches, but also a cultural, linguistic, and sector diversity, especially considering the global south, we still have a lot to do. We really have to move ahead. No one is left behind. We want to make sure no one takes the center role. We have to make sure there are appropriate policies that really leads us to meeting our needs. An agenda based on reducing asymmetry and recognizing that access to internet should be a fundamental right. These are some of our challenges. So I wish that 9Mundial plus 10 can offer a relevant forum for discussion to discuss internet governments, digital ecosystem, all in a broader perspective, discussing significant access, data protection, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, freedom of speech, and the fight against disinformation. Because of all the social, democratic, and cultural impacts, it may all be translated into a government which is not fragmented in terms of forums and topics. One of the main problems detected by this community is that there are different forums discussing guidelines and decision makings, which lead to a fragmented discussion, really hindering the participation of many countries, and also academic, technical, teams, and forums, and the civil society. As it had been the case in 2014, what Brazil wants is to be a catalyst of this process. And of course, the government, the government of President Lula da Silva wants to insert Brazil, include Brazil again in the world forum, always speaking in favor of peace and creating win-win situations of cooperation, solidarity, the advance of the autonomy of different people. And this has been the policy of international policy according to what the government has been putting in place. And Brazil takes a very important role of being now the chair of G20. And we are going to lead some of the discussions about the future of technology so that we can have top-level discussions. This is all the discussion involving the difficulty of governance, all aligned with the priorities of the government in Brazil. The last meeting of our Committee

Hartmut Glaser:
of Science and Technology. was focused on artificial intelligence. President Lula da Silva asked us to discuss in the Conference of Science and Technology that’s going to be held this year after many years, and it’s going to be on June 4th to 6th, we want to present a plan to Brazil, not only discussing artificial intelligence, but also some additional points and proposals. So we have high expectations with NetMundial Plus 10, because this is a privileged forum where we can build a multistakeholder approach discussing strategic topics for our current reality. We have the role and the duty of contributing to all ongoing processes, emphasizing the key role of multistakeholder approach, not as something concurrent to multilateral process, but rather as a complementary opportunity to get to consensus and to move ahead. Thank you all very much, and I wish you very fruitful discussions.

Luciana Santos:
Thank you.

Hartmut Glaser:
Thank you so much, Minister, for your words of encouragement for us to defend an internet that increasingly free and open. This is why we are here. Now.


Camila Leite

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At the NetMundial Plus10 conference’s opening, a representative of the CDR (Coalition of Rights in the Network), representing a collective of 50 Brazilian organisations committed to digital inclusion, extended a heartfelt welcome to both the panel and all participants. It was a point of honour for the speaker to articulate the coalition’s dedication to enhancing the principles that shape multi-stakeholder participation in internet governance, with a focus on creating democratic arenas for engagement.

Reflecting on the decade since NetMundial’s establishment, the representative acknowledged the substantial shifts within the digital realm, as well as ongoing and new challenges. Such challenges include the dominance of platform monopolies, the battle for truly universal internet access, and the marginalisation of significant populations from the benefits of digital connectivity.

The rise of AI and its intricate impact on freedom of expression and human rights adds another layer of complexity to these issues. The advocate underscored the importance of internet governance processes being genuinely open and participatory, not just in theory but in practice, with an emphasis on human rights preservation online.

The speaker identified past successes in collaboration but also emphasised four main areas of concern: 1. Power asymmetry, highlighting the imbalance between resource-rich entities, primarily in the global north, and those with fewer resources, often situated in other regions. 2. Calls for a bona fide multi-stakeholder approach to internet governance, ensuring deep-rooted and substantial participation and not mere tokenism.

3. The primacy of transparency across the entire process, from engagement to decision-making, to guarantee equal access to information. 4. Recognising the obstacles faced by civil society against the influence of major digital platforms and stressing the need for capacity building to enable robust civil society participation in diverse forums.

The plea for inclusiveness covered the very principles of engagement, demanding representation by diverse civil society voices across generational, national, gender, ethnic, and racial spectra. Such representation should be integral at every tier of internet governance debates, ranging from international platforms such as the IGF, GDC, and WISES, to regional and local dialogues.

Concluding the opening statement, the speaker commended the initial NetMundial Plus 10 declaration as a base for further progress towards enhanced inclusivity in internet governance. Matching this concluding sentiment was an optimistic outlook for the conference to spark meaningful advancements in the pursuit of democratic, multi-stakeholder, and truly inclusive internet governance.

The keynote culminated in an invocation of collective duty and a rallying cry for all attendees to commit to this common objective.


Carol Conway

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Morning greetings were extended to participants at the conference, including those joining virtually, with particular acknowledgement of Minister Luciana Santos, Renata Glasser-Temme, and esteemed panel members. Reflecting on the significance of reconvening 10 years after a landmark meeting, the speaker, representing ABRANET, celebrated the occasion which plays a crucial role in ongoing technological development and policy formation—a process that has taken on the significance of a century over the past decade.

The community was praised for its role in the evolution of the internet, with notable milestones like the signing of a significant internet landmark and the hosting of the first digital government consultations at this venue. The internet’s developmental stages were likened to Anthroposophy’s seven-year human evolution cycle, albeit in decades, particularly highlighting transformative periods of 1994, 2004, 2014, and the present phase of 2024—termed “the phase of the eye with intelligence” due to the profound impact of artificial intelligence (AI).

Addressing the continued issue of inequitable internet access, with only 22% of the population enjoying substantial connectivity, the speaker framed the conference as a chance to recommit to addressing challenges and setting new objectives for the forthcoming decade, alongside celebrating achievements.

The establishment of an online consultation was announced, focusing on AI regulation to contribute to the dialogue on its future influence. Participation was encouraged, with additional engagement opportunities like campus parties offered to those without internet access. The importance of combating misinformation, maintaining internet neutrality, valuing scientific advancements, and being receptive to new ideas from the conference were stressed.

The enhancement of governance tools and recognition of contributions from the likes of Professor Virginio and Demi were underscored. In a concluding statement, the representative expressed confidence in the transformative potential of the NetMundial Plus 10 conference, urging constructive contributions for what was anticipated to be an enlightening and productive gathering.


Demi Getschko

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At the outset of the event, the speaker extends a warm welcome to attendees, expressing delight at seeing both veteran participants from the original NetMundial and other internet governance forums, as well as new faces contributing to the discussions. This blend of experience and new perspectives is considered a harbinger of continued success in internet governance deliberations.

With this year marking the 35th anniversary of Brazil’s .br domain, the speaker highlights Brazil’s commendable role in the realm of internet governance. This legacy is perceived as a potential contributor to the triumph of the inaugural NetMundial and as a pivotal influence on the forthcoming NetMundial Plus 10.

The historical adoption and utilisation of the multi-stakeholder model is then revisited, with a nod to the .br steering committee’s early embrace in 1995, and ICANN’s formal adoption in 2010. This practice underpins internet governance, underscoring multi-stakeholderism as integral to the domain’s regulatory evolution.

Ruminating upon the genesis of governance principles since 2009, the speaker singles out the set of guidelines, or decalogue, established in Lithuania as a foundational architecture for internet regulation and rights. With evident respect, the speaker speaks to the influence these guidelines have wielded globally, suggesting they have helped shape a framework that nations worldwide might adapt.

Acknowledgment is then given to ICANN’s significant role in NetMundial’s debut success, remembering its achievement in reaching consensus on crucial documents concerning governance principles and action plans. The address reemphasises the necessity of a multi-stakeholder approach to uphold a free, open, and inclusive internet, embracing contributions from all interested entities.

The discourse shifts towards the concern of internet fragmentation, advocating for a clear comprehension of the term and its repercussions for internet governance. A clear line is drawn between the basic internet infrastructure (“the substrate”) and the plethora of applications it hosts (“what has grown from the substrate”), with a call to safeguard the unified nature of the substrate to enable continued innovation and development.

In anticipation of the NetMundial Plus 10, the speaker reveals aspirations for a convergence in consensus, mirroring the spirit of its predecessor, while accommodating the increasingly complex digital environment. The objective is for such consensus to fortify the global framework of internet governance.

Concluding the address, the speaker offers gratitude to the attendees for their engagement and recognises their ministry colleagues present as fellow panellists. The speech is an impassioned invitation to collective endeavour, aiming to preserve and adapt the historical principles of internet governance to contemporary digital exigencies, thus safeguarding the internet’s foundational values.

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Hartmut Glaser

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Good morning, and welcome to the NetMundial Plus 10 conference. Today, we celebrate the collaborative spirit that underpins our quest for a progressive and equitable internet. It’s been a decade since the inaugural NetMundial in April 2014, which has witnessed extraordinary growth and the connection of many billions of new users, who have both expanded the internet community and contributed to its evolution.

Our forum today is for reflecting on the progress of the past ten years and critically analysing the challenges encountered. The rapid growth of the internet has brought forth many opportunities and advanced technologies, surpassing our expectations in speed and innovation.

We understand that progress is not always swift; it requires patience and a measured approach for sustainable outcomes. Consensus-building is often a slow process that relies on the mutual intention to listen, understand, and reconcile diverse perspectives. In the spirit of multi-stakeholder governance, a keynote of the Brazilian Internet Management Committee since 1995, today’s meeting reaffirms our dedication to inclusivity and participative decision-making.

Every voice is valuable, and each decision considers its widespread impact. Esteemed panelists embody this ethos, with Demi Gajko of NIC-BR and Renata Miele of CGI-BR recognised for advancing Brazil’s internet, and Professor Virgilio Almeida reflecting on his chairmanship at the original NetMundial.

Global insights from Irina Soeffky, Rodrigo de la Parra of ICANN, Susan Chalmers of the US, and Tawfik Jelassi from UNESCO, demonstrate that the future of the internet demands a collective, transcending approach. Minister Luciana Santos’s speech focused on the importance of multi-stakeholder dialogue, in addition to formal discussions.

Her announcement of the forthcoming Science and Technology Conference, centring on artificial intelligence, underscores the Brazilian government’s strategic tech agenda. The aspiration is for NetMundial Plus 10 to be a springboard for ideas, with plans to present on AI technology at the conference in June.

In conclusion, our mandate is to advocate for a free and open internet, built on consensus. As we look back on the past ten years and forward to the next, we recommit to a shared journey for a better internet, steeped in hope, unity, and ambition.

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Irina Soeffky

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The speaker began their address by offering sincere praise to the Internet Steering Committee for their pivotal role in orchestrating a significant event and for carrying out comprehensive consultations. These efforts were heralded as essential underpinnings for the event’s discussions.

They acknowledged the complexity involved in organising such an event and expressed gratitude to the committee, highlighting the timeliness of the conference in light of ongoing global dialogs concerning Internet governance and the Global Digital Compact. This timing is pertinent as it suggests the event’s outcomes might directly impact key digital domain decisions.

The discourse moved onto Germany’s consistent support for the multi-stakeholder model of Internet governance, tracing its commitment from the World Summit on the Information Society through to NetMundial. Germany’s active participation, including hosting the Internet Governance Forum in 2019, was presented as evidence of its firm commitment to collaborative digital policy-making.

A significant advance in Germany’s digital policy was marked by the adoption of its first strategy for international digital policy. This strategy embraces the multi-stakeholder approach, reaffirming a commitment to protecting human rights both online and offline. It further advocates for a global, open, free, and secure Internet, thereby providing a solid foundation for Germany’s input into current debates.

The speaker pointed out the long-lasting impact of resolutions from past initiatives like NetMundial. They noted that while some past resolutions have been actioned effectively, others could be enhanced to better meet current needs. The intent for the present event was to move beyond mere theoretical discussion of principles towards identifying tangible methods for their practical application in the future.

This pragmatic angle was deemed crucial for informing and impacting ongoing multilevel processes. In their conclusion, the speaker looked forward to the forthcoming discussions and underscored the importance of this collective endeavour in moulding the digital landscape. They finished by once again expressing gratitude to the Brazilian hosts for facilitating such a critical and opportune event, alluding to the wider influence the discussions could have on shaping international digital policy and regulation.

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Luciana Santos

Speech speed

122 words per minute

Speech length

1238 words

Speech time

609 secs


During the inauguration of an internet governance forum, the speaker commended the significant representation of women among attendees and on the panel, evidencing a commitment to gender inclusiveness in the dialogue on global internet governance. This commitment underpinned a discourse anchored in diversity and fairness.

Reflecting on the legacy of NET Mundial, a formative event in Brazil in 2014 that significantly shaped the multi-stakeholder model of internet governance, the speaker acknowledged the collaborative efforts of civil society, government, academia, and the technical community to uphold universal rights and address internet governance challenges.

Recalling their contribution towards developing Brazil’s internet framework while in Congress, the speaker highlighted the need for regulatory frameworks to evolve in line with technological advancements, notably artificial intelligence, an acknowledgment of the changing digital landscape. The impact of digital technology on societal dynamics was emphasised, noting substantial shifts in personal relations, societal norms, and economic structures, and advocating for public debate on digital integration’s ramifications for all life facets.

The speaker criticised the monopolistic domination of the digital sphere by a few transnational companies, which stifles diversity and inclusivity and curtails representation from varied cultural, linguistic, and sectoral viewpoints, especially from the Global South. Concerns were voiced over enduring global disparities, illustrating the necessity of recognising internet access as a basic right and rigorously enforcing proactive policies.

The conference’s ambit covered debating pivotal issues such as data protection, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, freedom of expression, and misinformation, evaluating their societal, democratic, and cultural effects. A noted challenge was the dispersed nature of governance discussions across various platforms, hindering inclusive participation by nations and civil society, with a demand for a more cohesive platform to amplify governance dialogue.

In conclusion, Brazil’s renewed commitment to international discussion under President Lula da Silva was reiterated, highlighting Brazil’s diplomatic inclination towards fostering peace, cooperation, and solidarity. As Brazil leads the G20, there is an intention to steer conversations on the future of technology to resonate with and bolster the priorities of the Brazilian government, adeptly managing the intricate nuances of digital governance.


Luciano Mazza

Speech speed

131 words per minute

Speech length

571 words

Speech time

261 secs


The necessity of international cooperation for effective digital governance.

Supporting facts:

  • The transnationality of the digital ecosystem challenges national entities’ effectiveness.
  • A multistakeholder approach is required for better internet and digital governance.

Topics: Digital Governance, International Cooperation

Recognition of the challenges posed by the digital divide and connectivity issues.

Supporting facts:

  • Risk of increased exclusion due to digital gaps.
  • Challenges of connectivity being relegated to a secondary concern.

Topics: Digital Divide, Connectivity

Urgent need to address the concentration of digital markets and technology power.

Supporting facts:

  • High concentration of digital markets in a few countries and companies.
  • Fragmentation of digital space and data economy risks market segregation.

Topics: Digital Markets, Technology Power Concentration

The importance of protecting integrity of information against disinformation and fake news.

Supporting facts:

  • Negative impacts of disinformation and fake news on society.
  • Platform architecture may encourage the spread of harmful content.

Topics: Information Integrity, Disinformation, Fake News

Advocacy for a multistakeholder approach in digital governance discussions.

Supporting facts:

  • A multistakeholder approach can make global governance more representative and effective.
  • Presence needed in international negotiation processes.

Topics: Multistakeholder Approach, Digital Governance

NetMundial Plus 10 as an opportunity to reinforce multistakeholder collaboration.

Supporting facts:

  • NetMundial Plus 10 is a chance to validate multistakeholder approach vitality.
  • A need to align divergent expectations, particularly from governments.

Topics: NetMundial Plus 10, Multistakeholder Collaboration

Emphasizing the importance of current discussions for future governance without expecting immediate solutions.

Supporting facts:

  • Recognizing the complexity of arriving at quick solutions.
  • Importance of discussions for providing realistic contributions.

Topics: Digital Governance Discussions, Future Planning


The analysis presents a multifaceted perspective on digital governance, emphasising the critical need for international cooperation. It highlights the transnational nature of digital ecosystems, which diminish the effectiveness of national entities alone, thus stressing the importance of a multistakeholder approach for robust internet governance that is crucial for global digital cooperation.

There is a pressing concern regarding the digital divide, as the increasing exclusion resulting from technological gaps poses a significant risk. The relegation of connectivity to the sidelines is a troubling issue, potentially exacerbating marginalisation for disadvantaged communities, thereby underlining the need for digital inclusion and equitable access to technology.

The analysis critically examines the concentrated power dynamics within digital markets, with a few countries and companies holding a disproportionate amount of control. This concentration risks market segregation, threatening the diversity of the digital economy, thus highlighting the urgent need to address digital market concentration and technology power balance.

Disinformation and fake news are also focal points, identified as having damaging impacts on society by eroding trust and compromising the integrity of information. The role of platform architecture in propagating such harmful content is acknowledged, suggesting the necessity for digital platform accountability and information integrity measures.

In a supportive tone, the analysis champions a multistakeholder approach to digital governance, arguing it can create a more representative and effective global governance framework. Inclusion in international negotiation processes is deemed essential for making digital governance discussions more democratic and comprehensive.

The upcoming NetMundial Plus 10 presents an opportunity to validate and reinforce the vitality of multistakeholder collaboration in digital governance. While the sentiment is optimistic, the analysis recognises the challenge of aligning divergent expectations, particularly from governmental entities, hence the significance of multistakeholder engagement and collaboration in digital governance discussions.

On the topic of future planning in digital governance discussions, the analysis adopts a realistic stance. Recognising the complexities of arriving at quick solutions, it stresses the importance of these discussions for shaping future governance strategies, advocating for realistic contributions in lieu of immediate resolutions.

The analysis acknowledges the incremental nature of progress in shaping the future of global digital governance. In summary, the analysis synthesises the diverse aspects of international digital governance, calling for collaborative efforts to address digital inequality, market concentration, and misinformation.

It endorses a multistakeholder approach to foster progress and advises patience and a realistic outlook towards the complex and diverse nature of global digital governance challenges. The persistent theme is the collective effort required to shape an inclusive and accountable digital future.

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Renata Jabali

Speech speed

100 words per minute

Speech length

290 words

Speech time

174 secs


The NetMundial Plus 10 event has officially commenced with a warm welcome from Renata Jabali to a distinguished congregation, heralding the start of a significant conference. With the provision of translation services, the event demonstrates its commitment to transcending language barriers for international participants, offering headsets for those in need to facilitate full engagement with the dialogue.

The event stage hosts a cadre of influential experts and policymakers. In attendance are Minister Luciana Santos of Brazil’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation; Mahmoud Glazer, who heads the secretariat for NetMundial Plus 10 and represents CGI-BR; Demi Getschko, CEO of; Renata Miele, coordinator at; and Luciano Maza, conveying the position of Brazil’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

From the international sector, Irina Sovki presents insights from Germany, Rodrigo de la Parra speaks for ICANN, the United States’ perspective is shared by Susan Chalmers, Brazilian Internet Association perspectives are provided by Carol Conway, UNESCO’s contributions come from Taufik Jelassi, and the digital rights and civil society voice is brought by Camila Leitchi of CDR.

A poignant moment surfaces with the participation of Virgilio Almeida, the chair of the inaugural NetMundial in 2014, serving as a link to the origins of the dialogues and acknowledging the progress made. Opening remarks pave the way for Hartmut Blaser, whose forthcoming address is eagerly awaited and expected to tackle pivotal issues, potentially setting the direction for subsequent discussions.

The attendees await a session filled with stimulating conversations, opening channels for collaborative innovation and policy-making in the spheres of technology and the Internet. Overall, the NetMundial Plus 10 event is a platform for high-level discourse and a hub of decision-making with the potential to influence the digital milieu.

The assembled minds, representing a synergy of technology, governance, and civil society, exemplify the event’s global importance and its role in shaping the future of Internet governance and strategy.


Renata Mielli

Speech speed

146 words per minute

Speech length

750 words

Speech time

308 secs


Good morning to everyone, and a heartfelt welcome is extended to all attendees of NetMundial Plus10, whether you are joining us in person or through our hybrid online platform. The event, proudly convened under the leadership of Brazil’s Internet Steering Committee, celebrates the unity of diverse stakeholders, comprised of government representatives, the private sector, civil society, academia, and the technical community.

This collaboration is not only a cause for celebration but also imposes a significant responsibility on us to maintain the integrity and forward momentum of our discussions. Our journey commenced in October 2023 when NetMundial’s foundational phase marked a pivotal moment of dialogue among key players in the digital domain.

The event has since garnered noteworthy support from both national and international actors, underscoring the value and impact of multi-stakeholder participation in internet governance. The continuing legacy of the original NetMundial stands as a powerful symbol of how democratic involvement can shape the ethical advancement of digital technologies.

With a primary objective to ensure the Internet’s development and use benefits the collective good of society, this conference emphasises the inclusion of marginalized communities and regions, particularly those in the global south. We are resolved to close the digital divide, transforming the Internet into an empowering tool of universal access.

The conference’s agenda resulted from extensive public consultation – a testament to its dedication to democratic ideals and inclusivity – reflecting 154 individual submissions over a fortnight. This effort has resulted in a gathering of participants from 79 countries, each adding their voice to the diverse array of perspectives.

The sessions will explore the fundamental principles that should govern our multi-stakeholder approach to Internet governance. They will focus on how these principles may be actualised to refine decision-making frameworks internationally and within such organisations, all while respecting national sovereignty and the self-determination of people.

Beneath this collective purpose, we recognise that no single entity, no matter its influence, can single-handedly build a digital ecosystem that is fair and progressive for every sector and nation. The mission is indeed complex and audacious; however, we are optimistic that by combining our knowledge and resources, we can achieve our lofty aims.

In summary, the launch of NetMundial Plus10 signifies a pivotal opportunity to reflect on past triumphs in multi-stakeholder internet governance and to renew our dedication to nurturing an Internet that reflects our shared principles and ambitions. The speaker concludes by recognising the vital contribution of each participant in advancing these dialogues and calls upon everyone to invest fully in the mission to forge a digital future inclusive and advantageous for all.

Here’s to a fruitful conference and the perpetual advancement of international collaboration.


Rodrigo de la Parra

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122 words per minute

Speech length

945 words

Speech time

463 secs


The speaker begins by extending acknowledgements to a prestigious assembly of both international and Brazilian delegates at the NetMundial Plus10 event, conscientiously naming individuals by their respected titles and affiliations. This gathering commemorates a decade of progress in the discourse around Internet governance, with ICANN expressing pride in its involvement within the multifaceted international Internet technical community and valuing its participation in these crucial discussions.

Looking back over the past ten years, the speaker commemorates the inaugural NetMundial event, which brought together stakeholders from governments, civil society, the private sector, technical groups, and academia. Their collaboration bolstered established Internet governance principles and reinvigorated relevant debates.

This collaboration yielded a seminal document outlining foundational principles, such as inclusive stakeholder involvement in Internet policymaking, enhanced transparency in decision-making to build trust, the introduction of accountability measures for governance bodies, and the recognition of the Internet as a common good managed in the public interest.

The advent of NetMundial coincided with a defining moment for the ICANN community—the initiation of the IANA stewardship transition. This represented a significant shift in the oversight of critical Internet resources to the global multi-stakeholder community, reinforcing the cooperative governance model championed by NetMundial.

Despite the fact that the principles and strategic path established at NetMundial in 2014 remain crucial, guiding current discourse in various platforms such as the Internet Governance Forum, the speaker acknowledges ICANN’s role in the larger ecosystem. Emphasising the technical responsibilities of ICANN, the speaker stresses their dedication to maintaining an Internet that is globally accessible, open, and secure.

The importance of collaborative engagement, a core principle from the 2014 event, is highlighted. The accomplishments realised through diverse communities engaging in constructive dialogue and resolving complex issues through united efforts are celebrated. The technical community is commended for its role in maintaining a resilient and interoperable Internet, with processes marked by transparency, inclusivity, and expert involvement.

However, the speaker voices concern over certain intergovernmental dialogues that may restrict stakeholder participation, threatening the multi-stakeholder governance model and risking Internet fragmentation. Stressing the need to confront conflicts, the speaker urges governments to adhere to established Internet governance frameworks, such as the Tunis Agenda, advocating that the multi-stakeholder model is not only preferable but necessary given the Internet’s varied nature.

The speaker looks to the future, suggesting that the existing governance framework serve as a model for tackling worldwide challenges. By calling for commitment to the enduring ethos of mutual cooperation, the speaker sees this as a prime moment to demonstrate the success of the multi-stakeholder model to the world.

In conclusion, the speaker hopes for a constructive meeting, reminding attendees of the global imperative for openness, inclusivity, transparency, and accountability, and anticipating a successful and fruitful dialogue. Note: The text was reviewed, and no grammatical errors or issues with sentence structure were found.

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Susan Chalmers

Speech speed

131 words per minute

Speech length

682 words

Speech time

312 secs


The United States has expressed profound appreciation to the Brazilian Government, the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (, and the High-Level Executive Committee for the adept organisation of the NetMundial Plus 10 conference. The US highlighted the event’s pivotal role in steering Internet governance discussions and digital policy development.

The acknowledgement extends to the US’s engagement since the first NetMundial in 2014, noting Sao Paulo as a significant centre for progressive thought on the Internet’s guiding principles. Ahead of critical discussions at the United Nations’ Global Digital Compact, the International Telecommunication Union’s open consultation, and the forthcoming WSIS Plus 20, the US emphasises the importance for multi-stakeholder communities to actively participate in these essential multilateral processes.

The statement recognises the NetMundial Plus 10 as an opportune platform for proponents of multi-stakeholder approaches to strategise for the challenges ahead, particularly in shaping the direction of Internet governance and digital policies that endorse human rights. The US calls for the refinement of the original NetMundial governance principles, advocating for clearer definitions on how multi-stakeholder governance can be applied across various segments of the Internet’s operation, from technical to policy spectrums.

The statement distinguishes between consensus-based multi-stakeholder Internet governance, focussed on the Internet’s technical management, and multi-stakeholder digital policy development concerning online content, services, and activities. Stressing the imperative of maintaining Internet governance frameworks, the US notes these are crucial for the stability, security, and resilience of the Internet, pointing to the successful IANA stewardship transition as a testament.

It also underscores the significance of integrating human rights considerations in multi-stakeholder digital policy-shaping, which should remain transparent, inclusive, and representative of diverse viewpoints. In conclusion, the United States reaffirms its commitment to championing inclusive and accessible global Internet governance initiatives, aiming to protect online human rights and emphasise democracy’s resilience in the digital age.

Attuned to the profound implications of rapid technological advancements, the US is intent on cooperating with all stakeholders to navigate the digital shift effectively. The NetMundial Plus 10 meeting is thus seen as a crucial event for galvanising the global Internet community’s involvement and impact during the digital transformation era, with the US eager to participate on an equal footing with all factions involved.


Tawfik Jelassi

Speech speed

159 words per minute

Speech length

1025 words

Speech time

388 secs


At the NetMondial Plus10 event, the UNESCO representative expressed profound honour in contributing to the discussions on digital governance and the importance of the free flow of information. They reflected on the decade since the inaugural NetMondial, highlighting the crucial principles of inclusive and transparent Internet governance anchored in human rights, which have guided efforts to harness the Internet’s transformative potential.

Acknowledging the progress over the years, the speaker recognised the ever-evolving digital landscape, with the rise of significant digital platforms and the advent of generative artificial intelligence. These developments have revolutionised communication, collaboration, business, and lifestyles, underscoring the urgent need for a global conversation about accountability in digital governance and the protection of basic rights.

The UNESCO representative outlined actions taken since the first NetMondial, aligning with the 2014 principles. They cited the establishment of the ROM-X principles and the Internet Universality Indicators to support a human rights-respecting, open, accessible, and multistakeholder approach to the Internet.

Applied in 40 countries for national digital assessments, these indicators are under revision in a collaborative effort. The UNESCO-led Global Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence in 2021 was highlighted as a significant achievement. Endorsed by member states and in implementation in over 50 countries, it serves as a groundbreaking standard for ethical AI practices.

The speaker also discussed UNESCO’s Global Guidelines for the Governance of Digital Platforms, developed over two years through multistakeholder collaboration. These guidelines aim to address online harms such as hate speech, misinformation, cyberbullying, and online violence, which are becoming increasingly common, eroding trust in digital ecosystems.

They underscored the importance of ongoing debates, including the UN’s global digital compact and the upcoming Summit of the Future, as critical venues to reflect on past lessons while acknowledging new technological realities. The relevance and adaptability of NetMundial principles were reaffirmed to promote international cooperation and cross-sector partnerships.

In conclusion, the representative advocated for a stakeholder-centric approach to digital governance, underlining the essential role of states, intergovernmental organisations, civil society, technical communities, academia, and other parties in building equitable digital infrastructures. This approach seeks to foster an Internet ecosystem anchored in trust, inclusivity, and equity, treating information as a global public good.

The address concluded with a call to all participants to reinforce their commitment to openness, transparency, and human rights in shaping a sustainable and fair Internet that ensures inclusivity for all.


Virgilio Almeida

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123 words per minute

Speech length

616 words

Speech time

301 secs


Good morning, esteemed guests and participants. Today, we are gathered at the NET Mundial Plus 10 event to celebrate the seamless integration of digital technologies into our everyday lives. We owe a debt of gratitude to Minister Luciana Santos for her leadership and to coordinator Renata Miale for her organisational prowess.

Our thanks also go to for enabling us to reconvene. The evolution of digital technology has greatly benefited society and the economy, yet it simultaneously poses serious questions regarding digital governance and its impact on global order, individual rights, and the emerging crisis of reality itself.

Reflecting on the landmark NetMundial meeting from ten years ago, we recognise its pivotal role in pioneering conversation on Internet governance principles and instigating a multi-stakeholder process that brought forth substantial progress. This initiative marked a shift from earlier, more isolated decision-making approaches in the digital realm.

It incorporated novel elements that surpassed traditional methods, emphasising the importance of inclusive and equitable participation in decision-making processes. The enduring influence of NetMundial highlights the ongoing need to devise new policies and legal frameworks aptly suited for governing advanced technologies like artificial intelligence (AI).

The foundational principles set out in the 2014 conference are more relevant than ever, guiding regulatory frameworks amid the fusion of digital and physical realities. In contemplating the intricacies of emerging technologies, we underline the significance of establishing a global ecosystem that addresses ethical, societal, and moral dilemmas.

Such an ecosystem should promote the development and application of technology within an environmentally conscious, fair, and sustainable growth-oriented context. The future of AI and related emerging technologies, with their vast transformative potential and associated risks, heavily relies on sound public policies and regulations.

Harnessing the full promise of digital technologies requires a delicate balance between regulation, pro-innovation policies, and meaningful democratic participation. NET Mundial Plus 10 aims to ignite discussions and generate forward-thinking ideas to meet these formidable challenges. As we partake in meaningful discourse, our endeavour is not only to share insights but also to sculpt novel approaches that will help us manage the confluence of technology and society effectively.

We proceed with these dialogues, fortified by our sense of shared duty and an intricate understanding of the complexities we face, prepared to advance with optimism and a dedication to continuous improvement. I extend my thanks to all present for their engagement and invaluable contributions to these crucial dialogues.

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