The São Paulo Declaration
Declaration of the 5th WITSA Global
Policy Action and Trade Summit
Preamble
• Representatives from 30 countries
• Objective:
– to consider effective public policies to deliver
the promises ...
Preamble (2)
• Observed:
– Internet access must be developed through
open and transparent governance;
– investment in infr...
Concerns
• Significant challenges to access.
– Disclosures about information protection are
encouraging governments to see...
Concerns (2)
• A growing trend towards closed
preferential trade agreements, which are a
departure from multilateral trade...
Calls to Action
• All governments, stakeholder organizations
and business leaders must work
constructively to ensure ICTs,...
Declaration
• We declare to remove barriers to
trade and avoid any actions that may
limit access by all the world’s people...
See you at WCIT 2014
See you at WCIT 2014
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[GPATS 2013] The São Paulo Declaration

  1. 1. The São Paulo Declaration Declaration of the 5th WITSA Global Policy Action and Trade Summit
  2. 2. Preamble • Representatives from 30 countries • Objective: – to consider effective public policies to deliver the promises of the Digital Age • Observed: – significant progress made by governments in developing and implementing digital agendas – continuing economic, social and cultural transformations through ICT
  3. 3. Preamble (2) • Observed: – Internet access must be developed through open and transparent governance; – investment in infrastructure and connectivity must continue, encouraged by a competitive and supportive business environment
  4. 4. Concerns • Significant challenges to access. – Disclosures about information protection are encouraging governments to seek greater control, both of governance arrangements, and of information flowing across their jurisdictions. – Consequences: • Risks of global fragmentation, and isolation • Unilateral actions intended to “protect citizens” may cause harm, impose costs, and reduce technology access and choice
  5. 5. Concerns (2) • A growing trend towards closed preferential trade agreements, which are a departure from multilateral trade liberalization arrangements • A tendency towards less transparency in trade negotiations, with reduced meaningful stakeholder engagement
  6. 6. Calls to Action • All governments, stakeholder organizations and business leaders must work constructively to ensure ICTs, and the benefits of their application, are available to all, and to avoid unilateral protective measures • all nations to recommit to the WTO’s “most favoured nation” and “national treatment” principles, and to the rapid removal of trade barriers
  7. 7. Declaration • We declare to remove barriers to trade and avoid any actions that may limit access by all the world’s people to the Internet, so that – respecting privacy and security principles – everyone can participate and receive its benefits, and thus deliver the promises of the Digital Age
  8. 8. See you at WCIT 2014
  9. 9. See you at WCIT 2014

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