IGF 2022 Programme
Participation at IGF 2022
Please visit IGF 2022 Outputs for this year's Addis Ababa IGF Messages, Summary Report, individual session reports, session transcripts, reports from the intersessional work, youth and parliamentary tracks, outputs from NRIs, annual meeting photos, videos, and more.
The IGF 2023 intersessional work and the 18th annual IGF meeting are being planned. During the First IGF 2023 Open Consultations and MAG Meeting, it was decided that the IGF 2023 overarching theme is ''The Internet We Want - Empowering All People''. The programme is developing around eight sub-themes: AI & Emerging Technologies; Avoiding Internet Fragmentation; Cybersecurity, Cybercrime and Online Safety; Data Governance and Trust; Digital Divides and Inclusion; Global Digital Governance and Cooperation; Human Rights and Freedoms; and Sustainability & Environment. The Second IGF 2023 Open Consultations and MAG Meeting will take place on 10-12 July at the UN Office at Geneva (UNOG), Switzerland.
IGF Thematic tracks
IGF 2022 will feature live discussions on soThe programme includes sessions grouped into 5 main themes.
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.
IGF 2022 Outputs
This section takes you to various types of outputs resulting from IGF2022.
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.
In addition to the opening and closing sessions, IGF 2022 featured a high-level leaders tracks and a parliamentary session.
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.
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.