[ISR] Proposals for the work of the conference


Note: this is a revised version of the contribution. The original was sent on 15 November 2012.

Introduction

Israel firmly believes that the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs), which have proved themselves as a very successful instrument in advancing the international telecommunications industry, must not be changed in such manner that their scope is broadened to include the Internet.

It is our strong belief that the existing global, transparent, multistakeholder, bottom-up model of Internet governance is effective and inclusive, and must remain in effect.

Recognizing the immense contribution of the Internet to economic growth and to human welfare, as well as to the promotion of free speech and human rights, Israel shares the concern of many, that the development of this invaluable asset may only be hindered if it is brought under governmental or intergovernmental regulation.


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