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Peter Major

UN Commission on Science and Technology for Developmeny
Chair, UN CSTD; Special advisor to the Permanent Mission of Hungary to the UN in Geneva
Geneva, Switzerland
Peter was working at the Radiocommunication Bureau (BR) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for 23 years. He was the focal point of the BR for internet governance and cyber security. He is co-coordinator of the Dynamic Coalition on Accessibility and Disability (DCAD) and has been involved as panelist in workshops organized by the Coalition jointly with the ITU in Internet Governance Forums (IGF) in Hyderabad, Sharm el Sheik, Vilnius, Nairobi, Baku and Bali. He actively participated in the preparation of these events attending the Open Consultations and working with members of the Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) in shaping the programs of the IGFs.
Peter represented Hungary in the Working Group on the improvements to the IGF of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD). Subsequently he was nominated as Chairman of the Working Group. Under his chairmanship the multi-stakeholder Working Group successfully completed its work in 2012 and its recommendations were endorsed by CSTD, ECOSOC and UNGA. He was nominated as chairman of the CSTD Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation. The multi-stakeholder w      orking group after 4 meetings could not achieve its objectives in the allotted time-frame..
Peter is vice-chairman of the CSTD, vice-chairman, Radiocommunication Advisory Group (RAG) at ITU and Chairman of the RAG Correspondence Group on BR Information Systems at ITU. He is member of the Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) of the IGF and represents Hungary at the Government Advisory Committee (GAC) of ICANN. Peter gives presentations on internet governance related topics. He is a faculty member of the European Summer School on Internet Governance, Meissen and an invited lecturer at the Higher School of Economics of National Research University, Moscow.