IGF 2023 Parliamentary Track

In recent years, the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) has sought to strengthen the participation of parliamentarians in discussions on some of the most pressing issues related to the use, evolution and governance of the Internet and related digital technologies. In 2019 and 2020, a parliamentary roundtable was held in the context of the IGF annual meeting. In 2021 and 2022, an extended parliamentary track was introduced, which included a series of activities for parliamentarians in the lead-up to and at the annual IGF meeting. 

Building on the IGF 2022 Parliamentary Track experience, the IGF plans to further strengthen its parliamentary track, in particular through expanding the set of intersessional activities dedicated to fostering inter-parliamentary dialogue and cooperation on key digital policy issues. With the IGF 2023 meeting scheduled to be held in Japan, focus will be placed on global engagement with parliaments and parliamentarians with special focus on Asia and Pacific region.

A thematic framework and outline of activities planned to be undertaken in 2023 are under planning.

Outputs of previous IGF parliamentary tracks:

For any questions related to the parliamentary track, please contact the Secretariat at igf [at] un [dot] org