The Internet Governance Forum
Welcome to the website of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), a multistakeholder platform that enables the discussion of public policy issues pertaining to the Internet. For more information on the IGF and its mandate, click here.
The IGF Code of Conduct provides guidelines for participating in IGF meetings and processes.
The 2016 Internet Governance Forum (IGF): ‘Enabling Inclusive and Sustainable Growth’, is tentatively scheduled to take place from 6-9 December 2016 in Guadalajara, Mexico. The 2016 overall programme and intersessional activities are being built in a bottom-up manner in consultation with the growing IGF multistakeholder community, with an aim to enhance participation from stakeholders from developing countries, youth and those joining the IGF online.
Last December, the General Assembly endorsed the remarkable progress of the Internet and information and communication technologies at the overall review of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS+10). As part of the outcome of WSIS+10, the General Assembly acknowledged the role of the IGF as a multi-stakeholder platform for discussion of Internet governance issues and decided to extend for another 10 years the existing mandate of the IGF. IGF work moving forward will also support the global effort to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), many of which relate in one way or another to the Internet and information and communication technologies.
The IGF Secretariat received 260 proposals for workshops at IGF2016. Some figures on the proposals - including stakeholder and regional breakdowns - are available here.
Governments, international organizations, and other Internet governance-related organizations, were invited to submit their requests until Monday 20 June UTC-11.
DCs were invited to request individual meeting slots in the IGF annual programme by emailing the Secretariat by Monday 20 June. More information, including on the reporting requirement, is available here.
Following the previously announced selection process, the individuals listed here have been selected by the UN Secretariat to participate in a two-day working retreat on "Advancing the 10-year mandate of the IGF".
The UN Secretariat would like to thank all individuals and organizations who took part in the nomination process. Further information on the substantive programme of the retreat can be found here and in the draft agenda; logistical details are available here.
Interested individuals should kindly note registration for the above meeting is compulsory for UN badging purposes. Participants are advised to register as early as possible.
A two-day working retreat on "Advancing the 10-Year Mandate of the IGF" will take place on 14-16 July 2016 in Glen Cove, New York. All relevant stakeholders, stakeholder groups and institutions were welcome to submit nominations for participants in the retreat before Tuesday 7 June. Detailed information is available here. FAQs on the Retreat are also available.
All IGF stakeholders were invited to submit their workshop proposals for the 2016 IGF, until Monday 6 June. Please click here for all relevant information, including:
An IGF Information Session was held during the annual WSIS Forum on Thursday 5 May. See the agenda.
Statement from Under-Secretary-General Wu Hongbo available here.
Full list of members available here.