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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
IGF 2021 Music Night
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.
IGF 2021 Schedule
Meet and Interact
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.
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
Economic and Social Inclusion and Human Rights
Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity
Emerging Regulation: Market Structure, Content, Data And Consumer Rights and Protection
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change
Inclusive Internet Governance Ecosystems and Digital Cooperation
Trust, Security, Stability
IGF Capacity Development
The IGF Secretariat, supported by generous contributions from its donors, supports community-centred processes in developing Internet governance capacity.
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.
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
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) - Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS)
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
Brazilian Internet Steering Committee
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft - Communications / Nokia Siemens Networks
The Swiss Education & Research Network (SWITCH)
auDA Australia's Domain Name Administrator
Politecnico di Torino
Afilias Global Registry Services
Government of Portugal - Fundacao Para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia
China Energy Fund Committee
European Telecommunication Network Operators' Association
Government of Finland
The Internet Society Foundation
Government of Germany
Danish Internet Forum
Government of the United States
Government of the Republic of Korea
Government of Japan
Number Resource Organization (NRO)
Coordination Center for TLD RU
Government of the United Kingdom
European Registry for Internet domains (EURid)
Summit Strategies International
The Internet Society (ISOC)
Nic.at The Austrian Registry
Government of Sweden
Government of Norway
Government of Switzerland
Government of the Netherlands
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The IGF is a global multistakeholder
platform that facilitates the discussion
of public policy issues pertaining
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.