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IGF Leadership Panel - Call for Nominations

All stakeholders are invited submit names of candidates from all regions and stakeholder groups to serve on the inaugural Panel for the 2022 and 2023 annual cycles. The deadline for nominations is 29 November 2021.

IGF 2021 Preparatory and Engagement Phase

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IGF 2021 AT GLANCE

The Sixteenth Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be hosted by the Government of Poland under the overarching theme: ‎‎‘’Internet United’’. The programme is built around the six issue areas.

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The 16th annual IGF hosted by the Government of Poland

The 16th annual IGF meeting will be hosted by the Government of Poland in Katowice from 6-10 December, under the overarching theme: Internet United.

Information for travelers to Host City Katowice as well as other tips and health measures is available at the IGF Website and the Host Country Website - COVID-19 INFORMATION

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IGF 2021 preparatory and engagement phase

The Preparatory and Engagement Phase is more than an introduction to this year’s IGF. It aims to engage people in IGF discussions and identify synergies between different activities to facilitate cooperation.

The pre-programme contains several session types, depending on facilitators and modes of organization. Read more on this Preparatory and Engagement Phase at its dedicated page.

IGF 2021 Issue Areas

Main focus ​​area
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Economic and Social Inclusion and Human Rights

Main focus ​​area
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Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity

Emerging and cross-cutting issue area
Emerging Regulation: Market Structure, Content, Data And Consumer Rights and Protection Icon

Emerging Regulation: Market Structure, Content, Data And Consumer Rights and Protection

Emerging and cross-cutting issue area
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Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change

Emerging and cross-cutting issue area
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Inclusive Internet Governance Ecosystems and Digital Cooperation

Emerging and cross-cutting issue area
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Trust, Security, Stability

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IGF Capacity Development

The IGF Secretariat, supported by generous contributions from its donors, supports community-centred processes in developing Internet governance capacity.

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IGF 2021 Parliamentary Track

In recent years, the IGF has sought to strengthen the parliamentary dimension of the forum by facilitating 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.

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IGF 2021 Third Open Consultations and MAG Meeting

The purpose of the third Internet Governance Forum (IGF) open consultations and Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) meeting is to advance preparations for the IGF 2021 annual meeting and to take stock of ongoing IGF community intersessional activities and of other relevant Internet governance-related fora

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Donors To The Trust Fund

The Walt Disney Company

NIC-MEXICO

NIKKEI DigitalCORE

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) - Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS)

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

UNINETT Norid

Brazilian Internet Steering Committee

Facebook

Siemens Aktiengesellschaft - Communications / Nokia Siemens Networks

The Swiss Education & Research Network (SWITCH)

auDA Australia's Domain Name Administrator

Tides Foundation

Politecnico di Torino

Afilias Global Registry Services

Government of Portugal - Fundacao Para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia

China Energy Fund Committee

European Commission

European Telecommunication Network Operators' Association

Government of Finland

The Internet Society Foundation

Government of Germany

Danish Internet Forum

MCADE, LLC.

Government of the United States

Government of the Republic of Korea

AT&T

Community DNS

Government of Japan

Number Resource Organization (NRO)

Coordination Center for TLD RU

Government of the United Kingdom

Verisign

IGFSA

European Registry for Internet domains (EURid)

Summit Strategies International

Ribose Inc

The Internet Society (ISOC)

Amazon

Microsoft Corporation

Nominet UK

Nic.at The Austrian Registry

Government of Sweden

Verizon

Government of Norway

CISCO

Government of Switzerland

Government of the Netherlands

Google

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IGF ANNUAL MEETING PROCEEDINGS

Proceedings for each of the annual IGF meetings held since 2006

BEST PRACTICE FORUMS

BPFs provide a platform to exchange experiences in addressing Internet policy issue.

DYNAMIC COALITIONS

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POLICY NETWORKS

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CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT

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IGF INITIATIVES

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The IGF is a global multistakeholder

platform that facilitates the discussion

of public policy issues pertaining

the Internet

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) serves to bring people together from various stakeholder groups as equals, in discussions on public policy issues relating to the Internet. While there is no negotiated outcome, the IGF informs and inspires those with policy-making power in both the public and private sectors. At their annual meeting delegates discuss, exchange information and share good practices with each other. The IGF facilitates a common understanding of how to maximize Internet opportunities and address risks and challenges that arise.

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