IGF 2020


[IGF 2020 UPDATE] The Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be hosted online by the United Nations under the overarching theme: Internet for human resilience and solidarity. The programme continues to develop around the four main thematic tracks: (1) Data; (2) Environment; (3) Inclusion; (4) Trust. The IGF 2020 pre-events, newcomers sessions, thematic introductory sessions, as well as the Open Forums, NRIs and DC sessions will be hosted from 23 October until 6 November during the first meeting's phase. The meeting will be officially opened on 9 November and closed on 17 November. During this 7-day phase, workshops, main sessions, the high-level leader's track, parliamentarians roundtable and thematic concluding sessions will be hosted. In the coming days, a final meeting's structure will be communicated, including the decision on when to host the BPF sessions and logistics on the virtual IGF Village and social events. The MAG Chair wrote a blog on this update.

IGF Secretariat will host the IGF 2020 Outreach Event during the 2020 WSIS Forum on 3 August at 12:00 UTC.

The IGF 2020 MAG Chair participated at the UN 2020 High-Level Political Forum and 2020 WSIS Forum.

Respond to a short survey of the BPF on Local Content by 15 August.

Announcement on the MAG 2021 Renewal. Stakeholders can submit nominations by 25 August 2020.

[UPDATE] Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the fifteenth meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be held online. The IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) together with the IGF Secretariat and UN DESA have begun preparations and consultations on how best to carry out this virtual IGF annual meeting. We will keep you updated on the progress. The Government of Poland will now host the IGF 2021 Annual Meeting in Katowice in the 4th quarter of next year and the Governments of Ethiopia and Japan will be hosting the IGF annual meetings in 2022 and 2023, respectively, pending organizational arrangement.

The Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be hosted online under the overarching theme: Internet for human resilience and solidarity. The programme continues to develop around the four main thematic tracks: (1) Data; (2) Environment; (3) Inclusion; (4) Trust

In view of the COVID-19 situation, the IGF Secretariat hosted the IGF 2020 Second Open Consultations and MAG meeting online from 15 - 19 June 2020. The summary report is available.

Update from the IGF 2020 Host Country for May published.

IGF 2019 Chair's Summary translated to six UN languages. Sign up to help with the translation efforts.

Suggest high-level speakers and participants that could be invited to the IGF 2020.

UK Government gives grant to the IGF Trust Fund for the redevelopment of the IGF website into a fully-fledged interactive collaborative platform in order to better fulfil the IGF mandate. The grant aims at strengthening community collaboration and inclusiveness, particularly for developing countries, as well as the accessibility and usability of the website.

Letter to the MAG from Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs.

List or received, eligible for consideration, Workshop Proposals, Open Forum requests, DC Sessions and Day 0 Event requests, as well as the IGF Village Booth requests, is published.

Concept of the Youth Engagement in the IGF 2020 processes subject to community's consultations. The first Webinar on Youth Engagement in IGF 2020 hosted on 11 May at 14:00 p.m. UTC.

MAG Chair publishes her new blog post on the IGF 2020 process.

Call for IGF 2020 Remote Hubs open until 20 September.

The first IGF 2020 Outreach Webinar was hosted on 6 April 2020 at 14:00 UTC.

Calls to submit session proposals for Workshops | Open Forums | Day 0 Pre-Events IGF Village Booths | DC Sessions | NRIs Sessions | closed on 22 April 2020, 23:59 UTC.

Received Workshop Proposals are available.

IGF 2020 Call for Travel Support and 15h IGF Music Night closed.

Call to NRIs to apply for financial grants closed on 3 March.

IGF 2020 Call for Validation of Thematic Tracks closed on 6 February. The analysis is available. 

IGF 2020 First Open Consultations & MAG Meeting was hosted from 14 to 16 January 2020 at the United Nations Office at Geneva, Switzerland.

Synthesis of feedback on the IGF 2019 and suggestions for improvements of the IGF 2020.

Final IGF 2019 Outputs

Contact Information

United Nations
Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

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