Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Sweden, is chair of the Global Commission on Internet Governance. (UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré)

The Global Commission on Internet Governance was established in January 2014, to articulate and advance a strategic vision for the future Internet governance. 

Chaired by Carl Bildt, the commission will inform concrete policy recommendations for the future of Internet governance, by providing a framework both for coordination among advanced industrial democracies and for addressing the interests and values of states that are uncertain about the future of multi-stakeholder governance. 

Launched by two independent global think tanks, CIGI and Chatham House, the Global Commission on Internet Governance will help educate the wider public on the most effective ways to promote Internet access, while simultaneously championing the principles of freedom of expression and the free flow of ideas over the Internet.

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Who Runs the Internet? The Global Multi-stakeholder Model of Internet Governance

  • Global Commission on Internet Governance
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A Universal Internet in a Bordered World: Research on Fragmentation, Openness and Interoperability

  • Global Commission on Internet Governance
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Standards, Patents and National Competitiveness

  • Michael Murphree
  • Dan Breznitz
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Ethics in the Internet Environment

  • Rolf H. Weber

One Internet: An Evidentiary Basis for Policy Making on Internet Universality and Fragmentation