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CSTD meeting goes badly
The annual meeting of the UN's Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) went badly with delegates finally closing a bad-tempered week-long session at 1.35am on Saturday. Tensions between nations over 'enhanced cooperation' and the role of governments with respect to Internet governance, as well as suggested changes to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) pitted Western nations against the likes of Iran and Saudi Arabia. In the end most of the text delegates had been working on was thrown out in order to reach agreement. Argument will now move onto the UN General Assembly as well as the WCIT conference in Dubai.