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NZ barrister re-appointed to UN internet committee

30 March 2016

New Zealand barrister Peter Dengate Thrush has been re-appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General to the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG).

photo of Peter Dengate Thrush 
Peter Dengate Thrush. 

The 55-member MAG advises the Secretary General on the programme and schedule of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) The IGF is an open forum for governments, civil society, academia and the technical community to meet and discuss global Internet issues.

Mr Dengate Thrush is the former chairman of InternetNZ, and immediate past chairman of ICANN, the Los Angeles-based global governance authority of the Internet. At ICANN, he led the process to replace direct US Government oversight of ICANN with accountability to the global internet community.

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Last updated on the 30th March 2016