17th annual meeting

28 November-2 December

The 17th IGF, under the overarching theme Resilient Internet for a Shared Sustainable and Common Future, will be held at the UN-ECA Conference Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 28 November to 2 December 2022. The meeting programme is guided by five themes drawn from the IGF'S PUBLIC CALL FOR INPUTS and aligned with the Global Digital Compact in the UN Secretary-General's Our Common Agenda Report.









IGF Thematic tracks

IGF 2022 will feature live discussions on soThe programme includes sessions grouped into 5 main themes.

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Addressing Advanced Technologies, including AI

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Avoiding Internet Fragmentation

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Connecting All People and Safeguarding Human Rights

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Enabling Safety, Security and Accountability

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Governing Data and Protecting Privacy

Session Formats

Intersessional activities & NRIs

Youth at IGF 2022

IGF has remained committed to fostering meaningful engagement of youth in Internet governance. The IGF Secretariat together with the IGF 2022 Host Country, Youth IGF coordinators and several international youth-centric organizations, has designed and implemented several capacity development activities throughout the year including at the 17th IGF in Addis Ababa. The co-organizers have been unpacking the opportunities and policy challenges arising from digital transformation through several capacity development workshops hosted in conjunction with the regional IGFs as well as the IGF 2022 Global Youth Summit hosted in Addis Ababa.

Global Youth IGF Summit

IGF 2022 Outputs

This section takes you to various types of outputs resulting from IGF 2022.


IGF Village

During the 17th annual IGF, interested stakeholders can display or distribute relevant information about their Internet governance-related activities at the IGF Village. The IGF Village consists of physical and virtual display booths, located in the meeting's area and online in accordance with the hybrid nature of the meeting.


High-level Tracks

In addition to the opening and closing sessions, IGF 2022 featured a high-level leaders tracks and a parliamentary session.

High-level Speakers

Engaging with some of the world leading experts

IGF 2022 will bring together experts and leaders from all stakeholder groups, including governments, civil society, private sector, technical communities, intergovernmental and international organisations and from all parts of the world, to engage in discussions on some of the most pertinent issues on Internet governance. The high-level leaders track features a number of prominent speakers, such as the ones presented here. The Secretary-General’s appointed Leadership Panel strategically promotes greater impact and dissemination of the IGF discussions. Add a box on About Leadership Panel.

About IGF

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a global multistakeholder platform that facilitates discussions on public policy issues pertaining to Internet governance. The IGF was one of the most important outcomes of the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) that mandated the United Nations Secretary-General to formally convene the Forum. 

Institutionally, the IGF is supported by the IGF Secretariat, administered by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), while the programme of the annual IGF meeting is developed by the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG).

The Secretary-General’s appointed Leadership Panel strategically promotes greater impact and dissemination of the IGF discussions.

Within IGF’s framework of intersessional work and annual meetings, stakeholders coming from all disciplines (e.g. governments, private ‎sector, civil society and technical communities) and from all parts of the world are discussing public digital policy, networking and exchanging best practices for an open, safer and accessible Internet for all.

More about the IGF

Read detailed information about IGF


See some of the most frequently asked questions(FAQs) about the IGF.

About the MAG

Read about MAG members, MAG working groups and chair activities