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The Secretary-General of the United Nations established the Advisory Group (now referred to as the Multistakeholder Advisory Group - MAG). Its purpose is to advise  the Secretary-General on the programme and schedule of the Internet Governance Forum meetings. The MAG is comprised of 55 Members from governments, the private sector and civil society, including representatives from the academic and technical communities. In addition, representatives of former IGF host countries, as well as representatives of intergovernmental organisations, are invited to attend and contribute to the meetings and work of the MAG. The MAG holds face-to-face meetings, preceded by open consultations, up to three times a year. More details about the responsibilities of MAG members and group procedures can be found in the MAG Terms of Reference.

Starting from June 2013 the MAG mailing list is archived monthly and the archives are available for viewing. 

Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) - List of Members 2015

Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) - List of Members 2014

Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) - List of Members 2013

Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG)- List of Members 2012

Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG)- List of Members 2010-2011

 

Eligibility Criteria for Funding a Participant is available here.

 

Letter from Mr. Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary General, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) - 27 July 2015

 

Virtual MAG Meetings -  Summary Reports

 
 
 

MAG renewal press releases

A press release announcing the renewal of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) for 2015 was issued on 12 November 2014.

A press release announcing the renewal of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) for 2014 was issued on 10 January 2014.

A press release announcing the renewal of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) for 2013 was issued on 10 May 2013.

A press release announcing the renewal of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) for 2012 was issued on 25 April 2012.

A press release announcing the renewal of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) was issued on 5 May 2010. [pdf] [rtf] [French-rtf] [French-pdf].