This book is the publication that documents the proceedings of the Seventh Annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Meeting. The meeting was convened in Baku from 6-9 November 2012 under the overall theme of “Internet Governance for Sustainable Human, Economic and Social Development”.
Development and growth in the modern age is directly associated with the application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). At present, the level of application of ICT is among the main indicators of intellectual and scientific potential, transparency in the public administration and the solution of social and economic problems. ICTs are playing an increasingly important role in the achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), as a powerful tool to fight poverty, empower women, increase the education level, and improve environmental management.
The book, for the most part, follows the chronological order of the four-day meeting. The reports of the workshops and other events are grouped thematically and follow the edited
transcripts from their corresponding sessions.