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The fourth annual IGF Meeting was held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt on 15-18 November 2009.

The overall theme was: ‘Internet Governance – Creating Opportunities for All’

The completed Chairman's Summary is available here.

The archive of the live webcast (main sessions and workshops) of the IGF Meeting can be found at: http://www.un.org/webcast/igf/ondemand.asp

The daily video news clips for the media can be found here.

Videos and pictures can be found in our social media section [Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, YouTube]

  • Organizers of workshops and other events are kindly requested to file their reports by the new extended deadline of 18 January 2010. Submission of a report is a pre-condition for being granted a slot at the 2010 meeting.
  • Please use the Web based form for this purpose or locate your workshop in the list.
  • Submitted Workshop reports are available here.


Transcripts of all main sessions are available



Day 1

Orientation Session

Regional Perspectives

Opening Ceremony

Opening Session

Day 2

Critical Internet Resources


Security, Openness and Privacy


Day 3



IG in the Light of WSIS Principles


Day 4

Honourary Session

Taking Stock Part 1, Part 2

Emerging Issues - Impact of Social Networks



Press releases

IGF 2009 Sharm El Sheikh HIGHLIGHTS:


IGF Final Round Up release

[doc] [rtf] [pdf] [Ar doc]

IGF HIGHLIGHTS for Wednesday, 18 November 2009

[doc] [rtf] [pdf] [Ar doc]

IGF HIGHLIGHTS for Tuesday, 17 November 2009

[doc] [rtf] [pdf] [Ar doc]

IGF HIGHLIGHTS for Monday, 16 November 2009

[doc] [rtf] [pdf] [Ar doc]

IGF HIGHLIGHTS for Sunday, 15 November 2009

[doc] [rtf] [pdf] [Ar doc]



Programme and Schedule

  • Additional documentation on the Taking stock and the way forward session [html].
  • The link to the main session's programme is here.
  • The schedule is available here [html pdf xls].

List of participants