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The Internet Governance Forum Secretariat is funded through donations from various stakeholder groups. While host countries bear the majority of the costs associated with holding the annual IGF meeting, the IGF Secretariat's activities are funded through extra-budgetary contributions paid into a multi-donor Trust Fund administered by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). All contributions are administered and accounted for in accordance with United Nations Financial Rules and Regulations and other applicable directives, procedures and practices. The IGF project's expenditures are contained in the biennial Financial Report and audited Financial Statements of the United Nations. Contributions from all stakeholders are welcome, including in-kind donations. 

Trust Fund Reference Documents

United Nations Trust Fund Project Document Internet Governance Forum (Phase II) [pdf]
United Nations Trust Fund Project Document Internet Governance Forum (Phase III) [pdf]
Sample IGF Trust Fund Agreement Template [pdf]
Sample IGF Trust Fund Agreement Templete (one time contribution) [pdf]
Sample Host Country Agreement (HCA) [pdf]
IGF Brochure (2016) [pdf]
IGF Trust Fund Presentation (March 2017) [pdf]


Trust Fund Overview

Status of Donors' Contributions 2006-2017



Host countries

Host countries bear most of the expenses of the annual meetings:


Greece, Athens: 30 October - 2 November, 2006                                   

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro: 12 - 15 November, 2007
India, Hyderabat: 3 - 6 December, 2008
Egypt, Sharm El Sheikh: 15 - 18 November, 2009
Lithuania, Vilnius: 14 - 17 September, 2010

Kenya, Nairobi: 27 - 30 September, 2011

Azerbaijan, Baku: 6 - 9 November, 2012

Three equally sized horizontal bands of blue, red, and green, with a white crescent and an eight-pointed star centered in the red band

Indonesia, Bali: 22 - 25 October, 2013


Turkey, Istanbul: 2 - 5 September, 2014

Brazil, João Pessoa: 10 - 13 November, 2015

Mexico, Jalisco: 6 - 9 December, 2016



Donors to the Trust Fund


Government of Finland
European Commission eu logo
Government of Switzerland swiss
Government of the United States                usa
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) icann logo
Number Resource Organization (NRO) nro logo
The Internet Society (ISOC) isoc logo
Government of The Netherlands netherlands logo
Government of the United Kingdom  dcms
Government of Japan min jap logo
Nominet UK nominet logo
Brazilian Internet Steering Committee cgi br
Verizon verizon logo
AT&T att
China Energy Fund Committee
Verisign verisign logo
Tides Foundation
Afilias Global Registry Services  afilias logo
Microsoft Corporation
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft - Communications / Nokia Siemens Networks nokia
Google google logo
Government of Norway min norway
Government of Sweden sweden
Government of Portugal - Fundacao Para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia  
UNINETT Norid uninett logo
The Swiss Education & Research Network (SWITCH) switch logo
CISCO cisco logo
auDA Australia's Domain Name Administrator auda logo
The Walt Disney Company disney
Coordination Center for TLD RU ru
Danish Internet Forum
Community DNS dns logo
Government of the Republic of Korea  
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) - Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS)
MCADE, LLC. mcade
NIC-MEXICO mexico The Austrian Registry austrianreg logo
NIKKEI DigitalCORE nikkei logo
Summit Strategies International summit2
Ribose Inc. Ribose


In Kind Contributions


The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG)                     United Nations Geneva Logo
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)                                    ICANN logo
Agence Intergouvernementale de la Francophonie- Institut Francophone des Nouvelles Technologies de l'Information et de la Formation (INTIF)  IFN Logo - The Brazilian Network Information Center
Centre for Distance-Spanning Technology at the Luleå University of Technology CDT Logo




Additional Information


Contact Information

United Nations

Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

Dependance La Pelouse

Palais des Nations,
CH-1211 Geneva 10


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