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All stakeholders are invited to send written inputs commenting on issues that will be discussed (agenda), with reference to the following background documentation. The guiding questions below are based on the the draft agenda:

1)     What are some ways to:

- Improve the overall preparatory process of the IGF,

- Improve the nomination process and make-up of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) and the appointment process for the IGF-MAG Chair,

- Strengthen the IGF support structures?

2)     What measures can be taken to engage those stakeholders who are currently unengaged, with a view to expand and diversify physical and virtual participation?

3)     What are the ways we can better capture the outputs of the IGF and increase their visibility and impact?

4)     What modalities should be put in place to ensure sustained funding to support the IGF process and the IGF Secretariat.

5)     How can the IGF better support the work of national and regional IGF initiatives (NRIs) and how can synergies between the IGF and NRIs and amongst NRIs be increased?

6)     What are other issues, if any, that could be discussed at the Retreat?

Please keep your inputs concise. The deadline for submitting contributions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is 1 July.  All written inputs received will be shared in public on the IGF website. We kindly ask that you group your inputs according to the specific agenda item if possible. 


List of Contributions


Background Documentation:

Tunis Agenda 


Report of the Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG)


Report of the CSTD Working Group on Improvements to the Internet Governance Forum

Report of the IGF Secretariat to the CSTD 17th Session: Ongoing Implementation of the of the CSTD Working Group Recommendations on Improvements to the IGF

Report to the CSTD on the Implementation of the Outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS): 2015 Input from the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

Outcome document of the high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the overall review of the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society


Synthesis Paper: Taking Stock of IGF 2015 and Looking Forward to IGF 2016


Progress made in the implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society at the regional and international levels: Report of the United Nations Secretary-General, February 2016

CSTD Draft ECOSOC Resolution May 2016: Assessment of the progress made in the implementation oft and follow-up to the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society