[NEW] MAG renewal
The membership of Multistakeholder Advisory Group has been renewed. A press release has been issued and is available for viewing.
IGF Open Consultations and MAG meeting- May 2013
The second Open Consultations and MAG meeting will be held from 21 to 23 May 2013 at the European Broadcasting Union, Geneva, Switzerland.
Online Registration: The deadline for online registration to attend the IGF Open Consultations and MAG meeting has passed.
A draft Agenda of the meetings is available.
Practical Information: On 21 May lunch will not be served at the EBU premises, the participants need to go outside the premises to have lunch. Further information about restaurants and taxis in proximity of EBU is available.
Internet at EBU: Participants can connect to the Internet via WIFI. In order to make sure that all the participants stay connected, participants are advised to bring a standard Ethernet cable with them to EBU. The Ethernet cable can be connected to the sockets available on all the tables.
How to get to EBU: A guide on how to get to EBU is available for viewing.
[NEW]Remote Participation- May 2013
Participants will be able to join the IGF Open Consultations and MAG meeting remotely. Instructions on how to join the Open Consultations and MAG meeting is available. IGF Secretariat will stand ready to assist the remote participants with their inquiries and questions. Questions and inquiries about remote participation can be sent to igf[at]unog.ch.
Requests to hold a pre-event at IGF 2013 should be sent to igf[at]unog.ch by 30 June 2013. Pre-events are held one day before the IGF annual meeting. The events should be Internet Governance related and the organizations are required to indicate the description and objective of the event, duration and the organizing entity in their request.
Call for Contributions
Stakeholders are invited to send their written contributions and inputs on the 2013 IGF preparations, to
. The deadline for sending the contributions is 18 May 2013.
[NEW] IGF Village Booth
Organizations that would like to hold a booth at the 2013 IGF should send their request to igf[at]unog.ch, by 30 June 2013. Please provide the dates on which you would like to hold the booth.
Resource persons are volunteers who can be called upon to comment by moderators of the main sessions or asked to participate in workshop panels. Internet governance experts are invited to join the IGF resource persons list. In order to sign up as a resource person, please register or login here.
Organizations dealing with Internet governance related issues are to be given a 90 minute time slot during the IGF 2013, at their request, to hold an open forum in order to present and discuss their activities. The meetings should focus on the organization’s activities during the past year and allow sufficient time for questions and discussions.
Each Open Forum will be required to produce a background paper and a report on the meeting.
To submit a request to hold an Open Forum meeting during the IGF 2013, please register or login here. The deadline to request an Open Forum time slot during the IGF 2013 is 30 June.
During the IGF 2013, Dynamic Coalitions will be provided with a space to meet and to further develop their efforts. Meetings of Dynamic Coalitions should not be workshops. They should be Action Oriented and make an effort to ensure that a broad range of stakeholders can bring their expertise to the discussions. Only active Dynamic Coalitions can request for a meeting slot. Upon request, a group that wishes to form a new Dynamic Coalition may submit a proposal to the IGF Secretariat for a meeting slot. You can find the requirements for formulating a Dynamic Coalition here.
To submit a request to hold a Dynamic Coalition meeting during the IGF 2013, please register or login here. The deadline for submitting a Dynamic Coalition meeting request is 30 June 2013.
Under-Secretary-General Wu Hongbo has appointed Mr. Markus Kummer as Interim Chair of the Open Consultations and MAG meetings. [PDF]
A draft synthesis paper reflecting all inputs received by the Secretariat is available.