Internet For All

Let’s assess and improve the Internet: help UNESCO develop the tools

Within the framework of Vietnam Internet Forum 2017 #DigitalForGood, hosted by the Embassy of Sweden and the Ministry of Information and Communications in Vietnam, UNESCO invites all stakeholders to complete the questionnaire for defining Internet Universality indicators.

UNESCO’s project to define Internet Universality indicators aims to build a framework of indicators to assess levels of achievement of the Internet in individual countries. Do you work for a government, for an intergovernmental organization or for an NGO, the private sector or the technical community? Are you are an academic, a journalist or a person who wants to participate in your individual capacity? All of you, we want your input!

UNESCO put the concept of ‘Internet Universality’ at the heart of its work to promote an Internet that works for all. Internet Universality points to four fundamental norms that have been embodied in the broad evolution of the Internet to date, and which provide a comprehensive way to understand how multiple different aspects are part of a wider whole. These norms – known for short as the ROAM principles – are concerned with an Internet based on human Rights, that is Open, Accessible to all, and nurtured by Multistakeholder participation.

Vietnam Internet Forum 2017 (VIF17) to be held on 27 and 28 November is the first forum in Vietnam to address opportunities and challenges of the Internet. On this occasion, UNESCO will host a consultation to collect further inputs and contributions to develop a set of Internet Universality indicators covering these four fundamental norms.

The questionnaire is available in English here and in Vietnamese here.
It takes about 20 minutes and the closing date is 31 October 2017.

Thank you for your contributions!