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 Code of Conduct provides guidelines for participating in IGF meetings and processes.
The 2016 Internet Governance Forum (IGF): ‘Enabling Inclusive and Sustainable Growth’, is tentatively scheduled to take place from 6-9 December 2016 in Guadalajara, Mexico. The 2016 overall programme and intersessional activities are being built in a bottom-up manner in consultation with the growing IGF multistakeholder community, with an aim to enhance participation from stakeholders from developing countries, youth and those joining the IGF online.
Last December, the General Assembly endorsed the remarkable progress of the Internet and information and communication technologies at the overall review of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS+10). As part of the outcome of WSIS+10, the General Assembly acknowledged the role of the IGF as a multi-stakeholder platform for discussion of Internet governance issues and decided to extend for another 10 years the existing mandate of the IGF. IGF work moving forward will also support the global effort to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), many of which relate in one way or another to the Internet and information and communication technologies.
Governments, international organizations, and other Internet governance-related organizations, are invited to submit their requests until Monday 20 June, using the online form.
An IGF Information Session will be held during the annual WSIS Forum on Thursday 5 May, 11.00-13.00, in Room K2. See the agenda.
Participate in the session online.
If you are attending the Forum in person, stop by the IGF exhibition stand!
All IGF stakeholders are invited to submit their workshop proposals for the 2016 IGF, until Monday 6 June. Please click here for all relevant information, including:
Statement from Under-Secretary-General Wu Hongbo available here.
Full list of members available here.