IGF 2024 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. Since 2019, the IGF Secretariat, together with the Interparliamentary Union and other stakeholders, have developed the Parliamentary Track, which included a series of activities for parliamentarians in the lead-up to and at the annual IGF meeting. 

The track will continue its global activities, with sessions being held at the various regional and annual IGF meetings, while expanding partnerships with various stakeholders. With the aim to continuously improve the track activities and adjust to Parliamentarians' needs, the preparation of the Parliamentary Track in 2024 will incorporate the feedback collected from IGF 2023 Members of Parliaments, speakers and moderators.

The 2024 workplan will soon be published here. To help shape the IGF 2024 Parliamentary Track, Members of Parliaments will be invited to respond to a call for thematic input in EN | FR | SP.

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Parliamentary Track at the European Dialogue on Internet Governance | June 2024 | Vilnius, Lithuania

EuroDIG 2024 is going to take place from 17 to 19 June in Vilnius, Lithuania. It will be hosted by the Communications Regulatory Authority of Lithuania (RRT) in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Lithuania and Public Institution GoVilnius.

More information on the Parliamentary Track activities will soon be published. 

Parliamentary Track in the Asia Pacific | Date and Location TBC

More information on the Parliamentary Track activities will soon be published. 

Parliamentary Track at the Africa IGF | Date and Location TBC

More information on the Parliamentary Track activities will soon be published. 

Parliamentary Track at the Latin America and Caribbean IGF | Date and Location TBC

More information on the Parliamentary Track activities will soon be published. 

Parliamentary Track at the annual IGF | Date TBC | Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

More information on the Parliamentary Track activities will soon be published. 

Other Activities for Parliamentarians and Staff

Online Workshops

The Inter-Parliamentary Union, in cooperation with UNESCO and the IGF Secretariat, is organizing three capacity-building workshops on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in January-March, open to parliamentarians and parliamentary staff. The workshops will also inform a forthcoming IPU resolution "The impact of artificial intelligence on democracy, human rights and the rule of law". The resolution will be debated at the 148th IPU Assembly in March with a view to being adopted at the 149th IPU Assembly in October. 

  1. A changing landscape: An overview of recent advances in artificial intelligence: Monday, 22 January 2024, 15:00 (Geneva, CET). Moderated by Michelle Rempel Garner, Member of the House of Commons of Canada, Rapporteur of the IPU resolution. 
  2. The emerging impacts of artificial intelligence on society: Thursday, 15 February 2024, 10:00 (Geneva, CET). Moderated by Neema Lugangira, Member of Parliament of the United Republic of Tanzania, rapporteur of the IPU resolution.
  3. Global responses to emerging advanced artificial intelligence technology: Wednesday, 6 March 2024, 15:00 (Geneva, CET). Moderated by Denis Naughten, Member of Parliament of Ireland, Chair of the IPU Working Group on Science and Technology.

Register here for the workshops. Participation is open to all parliamentarians and parliamentary staff. No prior knowledge of AI is needed. Interpretation will be provided in English, French and Spanish.

Visit the IPU website: Parliaments and AI: Going beyond the buzz

Quick Links

Parliamentary Track pages and Output Documents
  • IGF Parliamentary Track main page
  • IGF Parliamentary Track 2023 page and output document (EN | FR | SP)
  • IGF Parliamentary Track 2022 page and output document (EN | FR SP)
  • IGF Parliamentary Track 2021 page and output document (EN | FR | SP)
  • IGF Parliamentary Track 2020 page and output document (EN)
  • IGF Message from the meeting of Parliamentarians 2019 (EN)
Toolkit for parliamentarians on key Internet and digital policy issues

Parliamentarians can learn more by using this guide to key digital policy issues and related processes and organizations: Towards a Global Digital Compact. This is a living document and will be updated accordingly. 

Parliamentary Track recordings

Parliamentary Track activities can be viewed here on our IGF YouTube channel.