The RIPE NCC engages in a range of activities that can be defined as “Internet governance”. These activities include working with the technical community, governments, regulators, civil society and law enforcement agencies. The United Nations Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG) defines Internet governance as follows:
Internet governance is the development and application by governments, the private sector and civil society, in their respective roles, of shared principles, norms, rules, decision-making procedures, and programmes that shape the evolution and use of the Internet.
The RIPE NCC coordinates with a range of technical bodies and organisations, including the other Regional Internet Registries (RIR) and organisations such as ICANN.
The RIPE NCC engages with individual governments, regulators and law enforcement agencies (LEAs), as well as participating in various international and intergovernmental organisations.
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On Tuesday, 26 January 2021, the RIPE NCC held a virtual Roundtable Meeting for government representatives and regulators in Europe.
The RIPE Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC), in collaboration with the Communications and Information Technology Authority in Kuwait (CITRA), successfully organised the 4th edition of the RIPE NCC Government Roundtable dedicated to Arab ICT Ministries and regulators in the Middle East region on Tuesday 15 December, which was held virtually under the theme, “Cooperation for better connectivity”.
On Monday, 7 December 2020, the RIPE NCC together with ICANN, held an online meeting for governments representatives and regulators from Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia.
On 6 February, 2020, the RIPE NCC joined a partnership with the Council of Europe to develop recommendations for its member states on the development, use and regulation of digital technologies. The Council of Europe’s mission is to promote human rights, democracy and the rule of law online.
On Monday, 27 January 2020, the RIPE NCC held a Roundtable Meeting for government representatives and regulators in Brussels, Belgium.
On Tuesday, 29 January 2019, the RIPE NCC held a Roundtable Meeting for government representatives and regulators in Brussels, Belgium.