UNESCO and the use of the Internet in its domains of competence - 24 Sep 2011

A UNESCO paper reflecting on the Internet's formation and UNESCO's role in internet governance

Pursuant to 185EX/Decision 42, this information document contains detailed information and analysis on the Organization’s use of the Internet for the fulfilment of its mandate. The document summarizes the development of the Internet and the current trends in this domain, making reference to UNESCO’s role in Internet governance. In particular, specific actions are identified for future direction that can enable the Organization to maximize the potential of the Internet in achieving its overarching goals of promoting peace and sustainable development.


  • The Genesis and Evolution of the Internet
  • The Impact of Changes in the Internet Environment
  • Internet Governance and the Role of UNESCO
  • Key areas of UNESCO’s work relating to the Internet: challenges and opportunities
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  • Publisher: UNESCO
  • File Type: PDF
  • Page Count: 22
  • File Size: 187 KB