The Internet Governance Forum Secretariat is funded through donations from various stakeholder groups. While host countries bear the majority of the costs associated with holding the annual IGF meeting, the IGF Secretariat's activities are funded through extra-budgetary contributions paid into a multi-donor Trust Fund administered by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). All contributions are administered and accounted for in accordance with United Nations Financial Rules and Regulations and other applicable directives, procedures and practices. The IGF project's expenditures are contained in the biennial Financial Report and audited Financial Statements of the United Nations. Contributions from all stakeholders are welcome, including in-kind donations. 

About IGF


IGF Brochure

Trust Fund Reference Documents
United Nations Trust Fund Project Document Internet Governance Forum (Phase III) [pdf]
United Nations Trust Fund Project Document Internet Governance Forum (Phase II) [pdf]
IGF Progress Report 2021 [pdf]
IGF Progress Report 2020 [pdf]
IGF Progress Report 2019 [pdf]
IGF Progress Report 2018 [pdf]
IGF Progress Report 2016 [pdf]
IGF Progress Report 2015 [pdf]
2021 Financial Statement [pdf]
2020 Financial Statement [pdf]
2019 Financial Statement & Annex [pdf] [2019 annex]
2018 Financial Statement & Annex [pdf]
2017 Financial Statement & Annex [pdf] [2017 annex]
2015-2016 Financial Statement & Annexes [pdf]

[2015 annex]

[2016 annex]
Sample IGF Trust Fund Agreement Template [pdf]
Sample IGF Trust Fund Agreement Template (one-time contribution) [pdf]
Sample IGF Trust Fund Pledge Letter [doc]
Sample Host Country Agreement (HCA) [pdf]
IGF Trust Fund Presentation (January 2020) [pdf]
IGF Trust Fund Presentation (November 2019) [pdf]
IGF Trust Fund Presentation (July 2018) [pdf]
IGF Trust Fund Presentation (March 2018) [pdf]
IGF Trust Fund Presentation (June 2017) [pdf]
IGF Trust Fund Presentation (March 2017) [pdf]
IGF Brochure (2016) [pdf]


Trust Fund Overview

Status of Donors' Contributions 2006-2021

Host countries

Host countries bear most of the expenses of the annual meetings:

Greece, Athens

30 October - 2 November 2006
Greece Flag IGF 2006 Logo
Brazil, Rio de Janeiro

12 - 15 November 2007
Brazil Flag IGF 2007 Logo
India, Hyderabad

3 - 6 December 2008
India Flag IGF 2008 Logo
Egypt, Sharm El Sheikh

15 - 18 November 2009
Egypt Flag IGF 2009 Logo
Lithuania, Vilnius

14 - 17 September 2010
Lithuania Flag IGF 2010 Logo
Kenya, Nairobi

27 - 30 September 2011
Kenya Flag IGF 2011 Logo
Azerbaijan, Baku

6 - 9 November 2012
Three equally sized horizontal bands of blue, red, and green, with a white crescent and an eight-pointed star centered in the red band IGF 2012 Logo
Indonesia, Bali|

22 - 25 October 2013
indonesia IGF 2013 Logo
Turkey, Istanbul

2 - 5 September 2014
Turkey Flag IGF 2014 Logo
Brazil, João Pessoa

10 - 13 November 2015
Brazil Flag IGF 2015 Logo
Mexico, Jalisco

6 - 9 December 2016
Mexico Flag IGF 2016 Logo
Geneva, Switzerland

18 - 21 December 2017
Switzerland Flag Logo IGF 2017
Paris, France

12 - 14 November 2018
France Flag Logo IGF 2018
Berlin, Germany

25 - 29 November 2019
Germany Flag Logo IGF 2019
Hosted Online

2 - 17 November 2020


Katowice, Poland

6 - 10 December 2021
Datei:Flag of Poland.svg – Wikipedia IGF2021 - IGF2021 - website

Donors to the Trust Fund

Government of Finland Finland Government Logo

European Commission

eu logo

Government of Germany Germany's Coat of Arms
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) icann logo

Number Resource Organization (NRO)

nro logo
Government of Switzerland    swiss

Government of the Netherlands

netherlands logo

 The Internet Society (ISOC)

isoc logo
Government of the United States usa
Government of the United Kingdom  dcms
Government of Japan min jap logo
Nominet UK nominet logo
Tides Foundation Tides Foundation Logo
Verizon verizon logo
Brazilian Internet Steering Committee cgi br
AT&T att
China Energy Fund Committee China Energy Fund Committee Logo
The Internet Society Foundation ISOC Foundation logo
Facebook Facebook Logo
Verisign verisign logo

European Registry for Internet domains (EURid)

EURid Logo


Microsoft Corporation Microsoft Logo
Afilias Global Registry Services afilias logo
Government of Portugal - Fundacao Para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia Portugal Government Logo
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft - Communications / Nokia Siemens Networks nokia
Google google logo
Government of Norway min norway
Government of Sweden sweden
UNINETT Norid uninett logo
The Swiss Education & Research Network (SWITCH) switch logo
The Walt Disney Company disney
CISCO cisco logo
auDA Australia's Domain Name Administrator auda logo
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) - Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS) ICC-BASIS Logo
Coordination Center for TLD RU ru
Danish Internet Forum Danish Internet Forum Logo
Politecnico di Torino Logo of Politecnico de Torino
Community DNS dns logo
Government of the Republic of Korea  Logo of the Government of the Republic of Korea
European Telecommunication Network Operators' Association ETNO Logo
MCADE, LLC. mcade
NIC-MEXICO mexico The Austrian Registry austrianreg logo
Summit Strategies International summit2
NIKKEI DigitalCORE nikkei logo
Ribose Inc. Ribose
In Kind Contributions

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)   

(Covers transcription for MAG Face-To-Face Meetings)

ICANN logo


(Provides WebEx Tool for Virtual Meetings)

cisco logo


(Provides extended Youtube Account for Sessions Videos)

Google Logo


(Provides remote participation for one face to face meeting)

ITU Logo


(Covers transcription for MAG and Dynamic Coalitions Virtual Meetings)