17th annual meeting

INTERNET GOVERNANCE FORUM
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.

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IGF 2022
IGF 2022 Outputs: Addis Ababa Messages, Summary Report & More

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.

Planning IGF 2023
Planning IGF 2023

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.

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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 IGF2022.

 
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IGF Outputs

The 17th IGF outputs: All sessions at the 17th annual IGF are consolidated into a unique set of messages as part of the IGF 2022 Summary Report. A press coverage is also available from this section.

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Intersessional Outputs

Year-long discussions have resulted in concrete output documents, including from Best Practice Forums, Policy Networks and Dynamic Coalitions.

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Participant Outputs

The session organizers of over 300 sessions also produce outputs in a form of key takeaways and calls for actions.

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.

VISIT IGF VILLAGE

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

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IGF FAQs

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About the MAG

Read about MAG members, MAG working groups and chair activities