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Japanese IG School Hosts Pre-Event
The School on Internet Governance Japan will hold an event 7 October before the start of the 18th IGF in Kyoto, on "Empowering Youth Towards 'Internet We Want'".
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A number of private bilateral meeting rooms are available to book for participants of the 18th IGF in Kyoto. Access our self-reservation system here and below!
The IGF 2023 intersessional work and the 18th annual IGF meeting are being planned within the overarching theme ''The Internet We Want - Empowering All People''. The programme is developing around eight sub-themes: AI & Emerging Technologies; Avoiding Internet Fragmentation; Cybersecurity, Cybercrime and Online Safety; Data Governance and Trust; Digital Divides and Inclusion; Global Digital Governance and Cooperation; Human Rights and Freedoms; and Sustainability & Environment.
IGF Community Updates
Donors to Trust Fund
Government of Germany
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft - Communications / Nokia Siemens Networks
Government of Norway
Government of Switzerland
Afilias Global Registry Services
Government of the United States
Number Resource Organization (NRO)
Politecnico di Torino
Brazilian Internet Steering Committee
Government of Portugal - Fundacao Para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia
Government of the United Kingdom
Nic.at The Austrian Registry
auDA Australia's Domain Name Administrator
The Swiss Education & Research Network (SWITCH)
Government of Finland
Government of the Netherlands
Government of Sweden
China Energy Fund Committee
Coordination Center for TLD RU
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
The Internet Society (ISOC)
Government of Japan
Government of the Republic of Korea
The Internet Society Foundation
Summit Strategies International
Danish Internet Forum
The Walt Disney Company
European Registry for Internet domains (EURid)
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) - Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS)
European Telecommunication Network Operators' Association
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