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IGF 2018 Preparatory Activities


- The First Open Consultations and Meeting of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) of the IGF 2018 cycle was held from 20-22 March 2018 at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in Geneva, Switzerland.

- The summary reports of all MAG meetings, including the MAG's regularly scheduled virtual meetings, are available.

- The following MAG Working Groups have been approved:

  • Working Group on Fundraising (WG-FUN)
  • Working Group on IGF Improvements (WG-IMP)
  • Working Group on Multiyear Strategic Work Programme (WG-MWP)
  • Working Group on Outreach and Engagement (WG-OE)
  • Working Group on Workshop Review and Evaluation Process (WG-WREP)

- The following Best Practice Forums (BPFs) have been approved:

  • BPF on Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data
  • BPF on Cybersecurity
  • BPF on Gender & Access
  • BPF on Local Content

- A fourth phase of the initiative on Policy Options for Connecting and Enabling the Next Billion(s) (CENB IV) was approved.

- An open Call for Issues to inform the IGF 2018 programme was made until 13 April 2018.

- The Call for Workshop Proposals closed on 6 June 2018.

- Calls for Open Forums, IGF Village Booths and Dynamic Coalition (DC) sessions were open until 29 June, 23:59 UTC.

- Community Public Consultations for Improving Youth Engagement at the IGF 2018 were open until 6 July. Comment on the first Outcome Document of proposed ways for improvements.

- The Second Open Consultations and MAG Meeting took place from 11-13 July 2018 at the UN Office at Geneva (UNOG), Switzerland.

- The list of approved Open Forums has been published.

- The list of selected Workshops has been published. 

Contact Information

United Nations
Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

Villa Le Bocage
Palais des Nations,
CH-1211 Geneva 10

igf [at] un [dot] org
+41 (0) 229 173 411