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      IGF 2024

      Building Our Multistakeholder Digital Future

       

      Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

      15-19 December

       

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      IGF 2023: Kyoto,
      Japan

      The Internet We Want - Empowering All People

       

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      Resilient Internet for a Shared Sustainable and Common Future
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      Shape Your Digital Future! 

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      IGF 2015: João Pessoa, Brazil

      Evolution of Internet Governance: Empowering Sustainable Development

       

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      IGF 2018: Paris, France

      The Internet of Trust

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      IGF 2016: Jalisco, Mexico

      Enabling Inclusive and Sustainable Growth

       

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      IGF 2019: Berlin, Germany

      One World. One Net. One Vision

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IGF 2024

The 19th IGF will be hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 15 to 19 December 2024 in Riyadh at the King Abdulaziz International Conference Center (KAICC). The meeting is held under the overarching theme of Building our Multistakeholder Digital Future. The programme is shaped according to the four main themes: Harnessing innovation and balancing risks in the digital space; Enhancing the digital contribution to peace, development and sustainability; Advancing human rights and inclusion in the digital age; and Improving digital governance for the Internet We Want

 

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IGF 2023 Outputs

The 18th Annual Meeting of the IGF was held under the overarching theme, ''The Internet We Want - Empowering All People'', in Kyoto, Japan from 8 to 12 October 2023. The Summary Report, including the Kyoto IGF Messages, as well as all meeting outputs, are available.

IGF 2024 Second Open Consultations and MAG Meeting

United Nations Office at Geneva, Switzerland

Room XXVI

Registration link: https://indico.un.org/event/1010751/ 

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DAY 1 | 26 June 2024

Room XXVI | Building E | UN Office at Geneva, Switzerland

Open Consultations
Time (CET) Agenda Item (*see meeting inputs and desired outputs below)
10:00-10:30

●    Welcome from Chair and adoption of agenda

●    Welcome from Host Country Co-chair

●    Welcome from UN DESA

●    Briefing on the current state of preparation for IGF 2024 by the Host Country 

10:30 - 12:30 Exchange about the NetMundial+10 outcomes and the IGF contribution to the Global Digital Compact (GDC) and WSIS+20

●    Addressing NetMundial+10 outcomes

●    Update on the current state of the GDC process

●    Update on WSIS+20 Consultations Roadmap

●    Discussion on how the IGF can further contribute to these processes
12:30-13:00 IGF continuous improvements: What to do in 2024? 

●    Content and format of the annual meeting

●    Outputs and outcomes

●    Intersessional activities
13:00-15:00 LUNCH BREAK
15:00-16:30 Intersessional Event
16:30-17:45 Discussion about the international digital governance processes and initiatives. Interventions from:
  • Internet Society
  • International Chamber of Commerce
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  • International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
  • Council of Europe
  • Diplo Foundation and the Geneva Internet Platform
  • Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
  • United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF)
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
17:45-18:00

Recap and closing of the Open Consultations. 

*Input documents:

  • IGF 2024 Host Country Presentation 
  • Message from Under-Secretary-General Junhua Li, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)
  • IGF 2024 timeline

*Desired outputs:

  • Discuss on how the IGF can further contribute to international governance processes. 
  • Link the IGF intersessional work to the IGF 2024 programme building.
  • Foster cooperation and partnerships with represented international IG initiatives.

 

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DAY 2 | 27 June 2024

Room XXVI | Building E | UN Office at Geneva, Switzerland

MAG Meeting (open to observers)
Time (CET) Agenda Item (*see meeting inputs and desired outputs below)
10:00-10:15
  • Welcome from MAG Chair 
  • Welcome from Host Country Co-chair 
  • Adoption of agenda (and apologies noted)
10:15 - 10:45 Opening session
  • Debrief from Open Consultations 
  • Presentation from IGF Secretariat on received session proposals
10:45 - 13:00 Plenary 1: Final Workshop Review and Approval
  • Presentation of results 
  • Discussion on process: sharing experience and making suggestions for 2025
13:00-15:00 LUNCH BREAK
15:00-16:45

Plenary 1: Final Workshop Review and Approval (cont.)

  • Presentation of results 
  • Discussion on process: sharing experience and making suggestions for 2025
16:45-17:45 Plenary 2: Planning IGF 2024 main sessions
  • Introduction of suggested main session proposals
  • Identify facilitators
  • Main sessions workplan and next steps
17:45 - 18:00
  • Next steps
  • Closing by MAG Chair

*Input documents:

  • IGF 2024 Evaluation of sessions

*Desired outputs:

 

  • Approve the list of workshops under each theme
  • Discuss takeaways from the workshop evaluation process 
  • Agree on the number of main sessions and their topics.
  • Identify facilitators for the main sessions.

 

 

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DAY 3 | 28 June 2024

Room XXVI | Building E | UN Office at Geneva, Switzerland

MAG Meeting (open to observers)
Time (CET) Agenda Item (*see desired outputs below)
10:00-11:30

Plenary 2: Planning IGF 2024 main sessions (cont.)

  • Introduction of suggested main session proposals
  • Identify facilitators
  • Main sessions workplan and next steps
11:30-12:15

Plenary 3: Other IGF 2024 programme elements

  • Updates on high-level leaders track, parliamentary track, youth track, judiciary track, engagement of businesses and newcomers track
12:15 - 13:00 Plenary 4: IGF 2024 Programme Overview
  • Snapshot of IGF 2024 programme and discussion of any pending issues
13:00-15:00 LUNCH BREAK
15:00-16:30

MAG reflections on: 

  • How to address the outcomes of NetMundial+10 
  • The exchange about the IGF contribution to the GDC and WSIS+20 
16:30-17:45

Plenary 5: Roundtable exchange with facilitators of the MAG Working Groups, IGF 2024 intersessional activities and NRIs:

  • MAG Working Groups
  • BPF Cybersecurity
  • PNMA
  • PNIF
  • PNAI
  • 32 DCs
  • NRIs
17:45-18:00 Next steps in IGF 2024 process

Recap and closing

*Input documents:

  • IGF 2024 timeline

*Desired outputs:

  • Agree on the number of main sessions and their topics.
  • Identify facilitators for the main sessions.
  • Provide the current state of preparations of all IGF 2024 programme elements.
  • Outline the strategy to address NetMundial+10 outcomes, and plan for the GDC and WSIS+20.
  • Outline the preparatory activities, engagement strategy and plans for the 19th IGF.

Donors to Trust Fund

Government of the Republic of Korea

Summit Strategies International

IGFSA

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

AT&T

The Internet Society Foundation

Government of the Netherlands

Government of Switzerland

Afilias Global Registry Services

The Swiss Education & Research Network (SWITCH)

Verisign

NIC-MEXICO

Verizon

Community DNS

Ribose Inc

CISCO

European Commission

Number Resource Organization (NRO)

The Walt Disney Company

Government of the United States

auDA Australia's Domain Name Administrator

Danish Internet Forum

European Registry for Internet domains (EURid)

Government of the United Kingdom

Government of Norway

The Internet Society (ISOC)

Facebook

Tides Foundation

Government of Sweden

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

Government of Finland

Government of Japan

Nic.at The Austrian Registry

Siemens Aktiengesellschaft - Communications / Nokia Siemens Networks

MCADE, LLC.

China Energy Fund Committee

NIKKEI DigitalCORE

Google

European Telecommunication Network Operators' Association

Government of Germany

Amazon

Microsoft Corporation

Politecnico di Torino

Coordination Center for TLD RU

UNINETT Norid

Brazilian Internet Steering Committee

Nominet UK

Government of Portugal - Fundacao Para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia

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