India calls for a democratic Internet governance structure
Geneva: India has called on countries for creating a democratic Internet governance structure to ensure a balance between private, commercial and public policy interests.
"The ability of the existing internet infrastructure to be used globally for delivering programmes for development requires a free and secure internet," Dilip Sinha, Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations Office at Geneva, said in a statement.
"Creating a democratic internet governance structure will ensure a balance between private, commercial and public policy interests and address developmental concerns," he said at the UN Committee on Science and Technology for Development (UNCSTD) open meeting on Enhanced Cooperation pertaining to the Internet on Friday.
India reiterated at the meeting that it believes in the freedom of Internet and free deliberations on public policy for Internet Governance.
"India is committed to tapping the tremendous potential of cyber space and the tremendous opportunity it provides and for creating a citizen-centric and business-centric environment to connect all human beings to the information highway," the statement said.
"India wishes to emphasise the need for global coordination to ensure that internet continues to be a free and secure medium for the whole world," it added.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- 6 leaders were in contact with Dawood Ibrahim till 26/11: Report
- Rameswaram waits to give final salute to Dr Abdul Kalam
- DNA analysis of Yakub Memon's final moments in Nagpur Jail
- SC order on Yakub Memon huge disappointment, setback: Owaisi
- Last rites of Gurdaspur attack martyr Baljit Singh in Kapurthala
- APJ Abdul Kalam's funeral to be held in Rameswaram; PM Modi to attend
- Yakub Memon hanged in Nagpur jail: As it happened
- Has President Pranab Mukherjee rejected Yakub Memon's mercy plea?
- SC refuses stay on Yakub Memon's hanging: As it happened
- 2 NDA, 4 UPA leaders were in contact with Dawood Ibrahim before 26/11: Report