IGF 2023 Open Forum #22 Jointly Share the Responsibilities in the Digital Era

Monday, 9th October, 2023 (07:30 UTC) - Monday, 9th October, 2023 (08:30 UTC)
WS 8 – Room C-1

Governing Digital Economy

Round Table - 60 Min


Nowadays, digital technology, as leading forces in the world's technological revolution and industrial transformation, has increasingly integrated into the entire process of economic and social development and profoundly changed mode of production, lifestyles, and social governance. The innovation and iteration of digital technology has significantly accelerated, which not only improves social productivity and optimizes resource allocation, but also brings about issues such as security and reliability, transparency and openness, privacy protection, fairness and justice, and responsibility sharing. While the "governance deficit" in cyberspace is increasing, digital governance has increasingly become a concern for countries and a globally important issue. Various parties in the cyberspace urgently need to promote global digital governance and cooperation, strengthen the building of digital governance capabilities, explore the building of a sound digital governance ecosystem with the participation of governments, enterprises, academia, industry organizations, etc., with a view to unleash the potential of digital productivity, prevent digital risks, and achieve sharing of resources and responsibilities as well as cooperative governance in cyberspace.

Under the theme of "Jointly Share the Responsibilities in the Digital Era and Promote Digital Governance and Cooperation", this open forum will invite representatives from various sectors, including governments, international organizations, industry organizations, and think tanks worldwide to engage in dialogue on digital governance mechanisms and capacity building. The main topics include: 1. The impacts of internet innovations on digital governance; 2. The pathways of digital governance and international cooperation on digital governance.


Bureau of International Cooperation, Cyberspace Administration of China
Chinese Academy of Cyberspace Studies


1. Opening Remarks from Organizers
Qi Xiaoxia, Director-General, Bureau of International Cooperation, Cyberspace Administration of China
Xuan Xingzhang, Vice President, Chinese Academy of Cyberspace Studies

2. Address of Specially Invited Guest
Ren Xianliang, Secretary-General of World Internet Conference, President of China Federation of Internet Societies

3. Keynote speech
Topic 1: The impacts of internet innovations on digital governance 
Jun Murai, Father of the Internet in Japan, Professor of Keio University
Veni Markovski, Vice President for UN engagement, ICANN
Xu Peixi , Professor and Director, Global Internet Studies Center, Communication University of China

Topic 2: The pathways of digital governance and international cooperation on digital governance
Wolfgang Kleinwaechter, Professor Emeritus, the University of Aarhus
Luca Belli, Head of CTS and CyberBRICS, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), Brazil
Dai Lina, Deputy Director, Institute of Journalism, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences

Onsite Moderator

Wu Shenkuo, Doctoral Supervisor of Beijing Normal University, Deputy Director of the Research Center of Internet Society of China

Online Moderator

Li Yuxiao, Secretary General, Cyber Security Association of China


Delegate from Cyberspace Administration of China


1. No Poverty
8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
17. Partnerships for the Goals

Targets: Digital technology has played a significant role in improving people's life, and promoting inclusive development. All parties in the cyberspace shall enhance digital governance and cooperation with mutual trust to facilitate the sound development of digital economy and yield more benefits for the humanity.

Key Takeaways (* deadline 2 hours after session)

Today, the phenomenal development of information technology revolution and digital economy is transforming the way of production and life, exerting far-reaching influence over social and economic development of states, global governance system and human civilization.

It is essential for all parties to develop a deeper understanding of the Internet technologies and digital governance. In addition, we need to explore sound approaches to digital society governance, so as to adapt to the rapidly changing technological landscape.

Call to Action (* deadline 2 hours after session)

IGF is an important platform under the United Nations. All parties need to work together, on the basis of mutual respect and trust, to solve difficult issues, strengthen areas of weakness and improve rules of digital governance, constantly develop governance landscape featuring multilateral participation and multi-party participation, and jointly build a community with a shared future in cyberspace.

We shall seize the opportunities in the digital era to unleash the potential of digital productivity, enhance mutual trust through dialogues and exchanges to prevent digital security risks, guide multiple parties to actively participate in building a sound digital governance ecosystem, and promote cooperation on digital governance to improve the global digital governance system.