The Ninth Annual IGF Meeting will be held in Istanbul, Turkey on 2-5 September 2014. The venue of the meeting is Lütfi Kirdar International Convention and Exhibition Center (ICEC). The overarching theme for the meeting is: "Connecting Continents for Enhanced Multistakeholder Internet Governance" with the following subthemes.

Under-Secretary-General Wu Hongbo has issued an official invitation to the Ninth Annual Internet Governance Forum Meeting. The draft programme paper for the 9th IGF is available. It is a rolling document which will be updated as the preparatory process for the Istanbul meeting progresses.

Registration to the IGF 2014 is now openClick here to submit your registration. (http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/igf2014)

A provisional list of registered participants for the IGF 2014 meeting is now available.

[NEWA draft schedule (v0.1) for the 9th IGF Annual Meeting is availablePlease note that this is a draft schedule and some modifications may occur.

[NEWRemote hubs registration is now open (deadline 15 August).

[NEWMedia accreditation for IGF meetings takes place in accordance with the United Nations accreditation requirements. The list of requirements is accessible here. Journalists interested in applying for accreditation for the IGF 2014 meeting are invited to contact the IGF Secretariat, at .

IGF 2014 – Sessions

IGF Best Practice Forums

Open Call to join IGF Best Practices Forums Preparatory Process
All interested stakeholders are invited to join the the preparatory process for the 2014 Best Practice Forums.
Stakeholders are also invited to submit written contributions documenting best practices to 

IGF Workshops

A List of all workshop proposals and their respective status (accepted, merger, not retained) is now availableWorkshop organisers can consult the Resource Persons List if they need to identify new panelists for their workshops.

IGF Open Forums

The deadline (11 May 2014) for submission of Open Forum proposals for the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum has passed. 

IGF Pre-events                                                                                                                            

IGF pre-events will be held on 1 September 2014. The deadline for requests (5 July) has passed. All requests will be reviewed by the IGF Secretariat, and slots will be allocated taking into account space availability and the requests received.

IGF Booth Requests

The deadline for booth requests (30 June) has passed.

 
IGF 2014 – Preparatory Process
 
[NEW] Call for Information - deadline extended 

The MAG Chair has issued a Call for Information on concrete actions and decisions that have been taken by different stakeholders as a result of the engagement and discussions of Internet related issues at the various IGFs (international, regional or national). The deadline for sending contributions has been extended to 1 August. Please send your contributions to  . The full text of the call is available here. Published contributions can be found here
 

Press Release: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Jānis Kārkliņš of Latvia to be the Chair of the Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group of the Internet Governance Forum.

Open letter to the Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group and Stakeholders of the Internet Governance Forum by Mr. WU Hongbo Under-Secretary-General of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). 

The May Open Consultations and MAG meeting were held on 19-21 May at the UNESCO Headquarters. The transcripts are available.The summary report of the 19 -21 May Meeting is available here.

 

Virtual MAG Meetings - Summary Reports

[NEWSummary Report -  Virtual MAG Meeting 8 July
Other Virtual MAG Meeting Summary Reports available here.
 

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General  on intent of the United States to Transition Key Internet Domain Name Functions

19-20 February Open Consultations and MAG meetings

The first round of Open Consultations and MAG meetings were held on 19-20 February 2014 in Room XIX at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. 

Summary Report of the Open Consultations and MAG Meeting is available.

19 February, 2014 IGF Open Consultations and MAG Meeting - Full Transcript

20 February, 2014 IGF Consultations and MAG Meeting - Full Transcript

 

Preparing the 2014 IGF

Request for public input: The Secretariat put out a call for general reflections on IGF 2013 and recommendations for the IGF 2014  and suggestions or ideas for issues to be discussed at the 2014 IGF. Responses to this call are available under Contributions related to the Open Consultations February, 2014. A synthesis paper of the contributions is available.

The 2014 Multistakeholder Advisory Group has been renewed.