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 held its 10th annual meeting on the theme, "Evolution of Internet Governance: Empowering Sustainable Development", in João Pessoa, Brazil, on 10 to 13 November 2015.
Last year's IGF focused on a range of sub-themes, including Cybersecurity and Trust; Internet Economy; Inclusiveness and Diversity; Openness; Enhancing Multistakeholder Cooperation; Internet and Human Rights; Critical Internet Resources and Emerging Issues.
The IGF Code of Conduct provides guidelines for participating in IGF meetings and processes.
On behalf of the UN Secretary-General, the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) invites all stakeholders to submit names of candidates to serve on the IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG). The deadline for nominations was 1 February 2016. Please see the announcement for more information.
The mandate of the IGF, as set out in paragraph 72 to 78 of the Tunis Agenda for the Information Society, has been extended for another ten years [A/70/L.33, para 63]. For more information, see the WSIS+10 outcome document adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 16 December 2015.