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Newsletter Volume 1 No. 4, September 2020 (Part 2)

IGF 2020 Newsletter: September 2020 (Part 2)

In this newsletter:

  • Preparations for IGF 2020: Internet for human resilience and solidarity
  • IGF News
  • Intersessional Activities
  • For Your Action!

Preparations for IGF 2020: Internet for human resilience and solidarity


Registration is open!

After you have registered for IGF 2020, you can view a new interactive schedule that enables you to select the sessions you want to attend. If you haven't registered yet, you can view the schedule as a PDF or spreadsheet available from this IGF 2020 schedule page.

The list of registered participants is also available.

Learn how to use the online platform for this year’s virtual IGF

The IGF Secretariat is holding a webinar, in two time slots, for session organizers, speakers and remote hub organisers to learn about the functionalities of the online platform available for IGF 2020. But any interested IGF participant is also welcome to attend:

Are you a session organizer?

Remember to update information about your session with any changes to speakers, or format (if you need to adjust the format due to the all-online nature of this year’s IGF). To do this, log into the IGF website, then go to your session page, and you will see an option to edit your session’s details.



Session organisers: make sure you take advantage of a new field in the session form, “About this session” to provide a clear, concise description designed to make it easy for participants to see how interesting and relevant your session is for them to attend.


Detailed information has been sent to session organisers with information on how to prepare for their sessions, including information about how to host your session via the online platform and tips for publicising your session.

IGF News

September is shaping up to be an important month for efforts to strengthen the IGF:
  • 3 September: the Options Paper for the Future of Global Digital Cooperation was published by the co-champions of Recommendation 5A/B by the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation.
  • 23-30 September: The MAG Chair is convening a series of online discussions, IGF strategy and strengthening in 2020 (more discussions follow in October). For more information on the September and early October online discussions, see the key dates and deadlines at the end of this newsletter.

Intersessional Activities


With IGF 2020 getting closer and closer, why not join a Best Practice Forum (BPF) or a Dynamic Coalition (DC) and help contribute to their important policy-related work?

New drafts from the BPF on Cybersecurity:

Don’t miss these BPF public input deadlines:

For Your Action!


Consider hosting or participating in a remote hub.

Know of people who could make a great contribution to IGF 2020? Let the IGF Secretariat know!

Key dates and deadlines

20 September

Deadline: remote hubs registration

21 September, 18:00-19:00 UTC

Webinar: IGF 2020 Youth Engagement

22 September, 11:00-13:00 UTC

MAG Virtual Meeting XVIII

23 September, 12:00-14:45 UTC

Online discussion: IGF intersessional work now and in the future: Best Practice Forums and Dynamic Coalitions

29 September, 13:00-15:00 UTC

Online discussion: National and regional and youth IGF initiatives: challenges, achievements and possible next ‎steps

30 September, 13:00-15:00 UTC

Online discussion: IGF-plus, the proposed new Multistakeholder High Level Body (MHLB) and the IGF's links with other institutions

1 October, 13:00-14:00 UTC

BPF on Gender and Access: Virtual Meeting XI

1 October, 15:00-16:00 UTC

BPF on Data and New Technologies in an Internet Context: Virtual Meeting VIII

6 October, 13:00-15:00 UTC

Online discussion: Participation and inclusion from 2006 to 2019: achievements and challenges and possible next ‎steps (TBC)

7 October, 13:00-15:00 UTC

Online discussion: The IGF and linguistic diversity: challenges and achievements and possible next steps (TBC)

12 October, 8:00-9:30 UTC

Webinar for IGF 2020 Sessions Organizers/Speakers & Hubs

14 October, 12:00-13:00 UTC

Youth at IGF 2020 webinar

14 October, 14:00-15:30 UTC

Webinar for IGF 2020 Sessions Organizers/Speakers & Hubs

See also: Full IGF calendar

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