Between April 29th and 30th, the NETmundial+10 took place in São Paulo. Building upon the event and the NETmundial Declaration of 2014, this event focused on strengthening global multistakeholder governance for the Internet and digital technologies, as well as conveying messages to global actors for better coordination of various ongoing processes. The Data Privacy Brasil team was not only present during the event but also engaged in a lengthy process of advocacy and debates that culminated in the “NETmundial+10 Multistakeholder Statement.”

NETmundial+10 took place in São Paulo – SP, on April 29th and 30th, 2024. Image by Louise Karczeski.


Through the project “Amplifying the Voices of the Global South in Digital Rights Policymaking“, our Global South Alliance was present in the Civil Society Executive Committee, which led part of the work for the event and the formulation of the Declaration. Several alignments have been made since late 2023 regarding the need for greater dialogue and coordination between local and global processes, especially concerning the Internet Governance Forum (IGF).

The understanding that there can be feedback between regional and national IGFs and the global IGF was included in the final version of the document, which also positions this space as central for facilitating coordination and dialogue among different actors and international institutions such as the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD), and the latest proposal of the Global Digital Compact (GDC), currently under negotiation.

In previous meetings, civil society also emphasized the need to reaffirm the Internet as a public resource for global interest, respecting international law and human rights. This and other principles were emphasized and further delineated to ensure that Internet governance processes and digital technologies respect their multistakeholder, participatory, diverse, and rights-based nature. The Global South Alliance played an important role in connecting the demands of its countries with the messages directed to these global institutions, including the G20 and its Digital Economy Working Group, of which Data Privacy Brasil is also a part through the T20 (Think20).

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