NRIs Library

In an open, bottom-up and collaborating manner, the NRIs work throughout the year on strengthening the Internet governance ecosystem, locally and globally.

As a result of this cooperation, written outputs have been developed. Below is an overview of those, updated as new items emerge.

These outputs range from substantive publications to process-related items.

IGF Annual Meetings Proceedings
Guidelines for the NRIs sessions

The NRIs host several types of sessions at the annual IGF meeting. These sessions are prepared in a bottom-up manner, through open consultative process among all NRIs, carried out by the IGF Secretariat. Read more about:

Collaborative mechanisms between the NRIs and BPFs

The NRIs are among the most critical partners for the IGF’s intersessional work, as they bring local inputs and engage local communities in the intersessional work, which helps to develop work of relevance for everyone.

Guidelines for NRIs remote hubs

The IGF remote hub can be defined as a local in-person meeting taking place at the same time with an ongoing IGF meeting irrespective of the time zone. Hubs gather people from all stakeholder groups interested to take active, organised participation in sessions hosted at the IGF. They are organised at local levels, for example in schools, at universities, office premises etc. How could NRIs support engagement of their communities with the IGF through a remote hub? This document outlines logistics how to do so.

Youth Engagement at the IGF

Youth Initiatives of the IGF are created with a goal of encouraging and involving young people in a substantive discussion on Internet governance. They take different forms and implement the IGF core principles and procedures in various, creative manners.

NRIs Compendium

This publication aims at providing an overall analytical overview of the NRIs discussion areas during ‎‎2019 and 2020. It presents thematic trends on a collective level, as well as the discussions focus on an individual level.

NRIs brochure to support engagement with parliaments and governments

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development underlines the potential of information and communications technology and global interconnectedness to accelerate human progress, bridge the digital divide and develop knowledge societies, as does scientific and technological innovation across areas as diverse as medicine and energy. This potential is dependant on good digital policies, which is the priority for the national, regional and youth IGF processes. And on this journey to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and sustainable development, the role of national parliaments, as well as of governments and public institutions is essential. This high goal of long-term transforming our world is the reason more for active engagement of parliaments and governments in the multistakeholder processes of the NRIs


The brochure provides essential information on why members of parliaments and governments should engage in NRIs processes.

Who are the NRIs and where they are?

Learn more about the nature of the NRIs, what they do and where are they located. This publication is constantly being updated, as new NRIs emerge or change their status. The latest update was on 16 September 2021.