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IGF 2021

IGF 2021 LogoThe 16th annual IGF meeting will be hosted by the Government of Poland in Katowice from 6-10 December, under the overarching theme: Internet United. On behalf of the United Nations Secretary-General Mr. António Guterres, all stakeholders are invited to the 16th IGF. The IGF 2021 hybrid process, develops around the issue areas and features a preparatory and engagement phase which includes build-up sessions on the IGF 2021’s issue areas, development of the intersessional work as well as a series of capacity development activities. More information about the implementation of the hybrid format, as well as the draft IGF 2021 programme is available on the IGF website.

Third IGF 2021 Open Consultations and MAG Meeting hosted in a hybrid format from the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland from 29 September to 1 October 2021.

Call for Nominations for the ‎IGF 2022 MAG is ‎open until 10 September 2021.

Registration for IGF 2021 is OPEN. All participants are required to register, regardless if participating online or onsite. The list of already registered participants is available.

Visit the IGF 2021 Host Country website for more information about the 16th IGF logistics such as the venue, accomodation, visas, public transportation and coronavirus travel information.

A parliamentary track will be held in the context of IGF 2021 under the theme Legislative approaches for a user-centric digital space. The track will include online preparatory sessions, between September and November, and parliamentary events on 7 and 8 December.

A high level leaders track has been developed with the Government of Poland.

The list of accepted IGF 2021 workshops is available. Lists of all other accepted sessions are also available.

IGF 2021 Call for Travel Support open until 31 August.

IGF 2021 Music Night will be on 8 December.

Second IGF 2021 Open Consultations and MAG Meeting, hosted online on 22, 23 and 30 June.

Dynamic Coalitions (DC) public survey to collect input from the IGF community on how they see DCs and their contributions to IGF processes open until 25 July.

''Our Digital Future'' - capacity development workshop series focused on digital transformation and cybersecurity.

Stakeholders can apply to host a networking session at the IGF 2021.

List of received IGF 2021 session proposals

The IGF Secretariat/UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) and the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Technology kindly invite all stakeholders to join the briefing update on the proposed approach for implementation of the IGF Multistakeholder High-level Body (MHLB) on 14 June at 13:00 UTC.

IGF 2021 Call for Session Proposals was open until 26 May, inviting all stakeholders to consider applying for the type(s) of session that best fit their interests. Please note that IGF 2021 will have a hybrid format, so you can apply for a session even if at the moment you do not plan to be present onsite in Katowice.

Applications for the IGF 2021 Village Booths are open. Deadline to apply is 1 July.

Stakeholders can register their IGF 2021 Remote Hubs. Deadline to apply is 20 September.

The MAG identified main focus areas and is working on developing concrete IGF 2021 (sub)themes. The IGF 2021 Guide to Issues and Policy Questions is also available.

Summary of inputs received in a response to the consultations on para 93(a) of the Roadmap for Digital Cooperation.

Call for NRIs to apply for financial grants open until 15 March.

The IGF 2021 First Open Consultations and MAG Meeting were hosted on 22, 23 and 24 February 2021.

Summary Report from Consultations on para 93(a) of the Roadmap for Digital Cooperation hosted during the First Open Consultations and MAG Meeting.

Consultations on para 93(a) of the Roadmap for Digital Cooperation. List of inputs received.

MAG Virtual Meeting III Open to All Stakeholders 9 Feb 13:00 UTC.

Launch of a new intersessional work activity: Policy Network on Environment and Digitalisation (PNE)

IGF 2021 Call for Thematic Inputs closed on 31 January. The list of received inputs and an analysis are available.

Call to Take Stock of IGF 2020 and Suggest Improvements for IGF 2021 was open until 20 January. The synthesis output document is available.

MAG 2021 Appointed to plan the 16th Annual IGF Meeting.

The IGF 2020 Outputs and Infographics are available.

Contact Information

United Nations
Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

Villa Le Bocage
Palais des Nations,
CH-1211 Geneva 10

igf [at] un [dot] org
+41 (0) 229 173 411