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IGF 2020 First Open Consultations and MAG Meeting Agenda

IGF 2020
First Open Consultations and Multistakeholder Advisory Group Meeting (
MAG)

14 - 16 January 2020, UN Office at Geneva (UNOG), Room XVII

 

DRAFT AGENDA

 

Meeting Outputs:

  1. Main themes for the IGF 2020 meeting
  2. Charter the BPF’s for 2020 (New and continuing)
  3. Approve the MAG Working Groups for 2020
  4. Have a tentative outline for 2020 milestones and events (Call for workshops etc.)

 

Day 1: 14 January 2020 - Open Consultations

Time

Agenda Item

10:00 - 11:00

1. Opening statements and adoption of the agenda

  1. Message from UN DESA
  2. Welcome by MAG Chair
  3. Welcome by MAG Host country Co-chairs 2019 and 2020
  4. Presentation/Briefing by 2019 Host Country
  5. Presentation by 2020 Host Country

11:00 - 13:00

 

2. Taking stock of IGF 2019 (while setting expectations for 2020)

  1.  IGF Secretariat’s summary of inputs received to the stocktaking process concerning the themes, format, programme and schedule.
     
  2. Strategic discussion on inputs received: ​
     
    • Comments on programme (main theme, sub-themes), structure (session types, schedule), logistics; and suggestions for improvement
    • Comments on intersessional activities and lessons learned, suggestions for improvement
    • Comments on Day 0, suggestions for improvement

13:00 - 15:00

Lunch 

15:00 - 18:00

 

3. Consultation convened by the MAG Chair supported by the Government of Switzerland on the follow-up on the UN SG’s High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation (Agenda)

For the MAG this will provide an opportunity to update champions and key constituents involved in Panel follow-up as well as Geneva missions of UN member states on IGF plans and to discuss relevant recommendations of the High-Level Panel from the perspective of enhancing the work of the IGF.
(Followed by a cocktail reception hosted by Switzerland. The reception will be hosted at World Meteorological Organization (WMO - OMM), Mello room, from 18:30 - 20:00)
(*see here how to reach WMO from UNOG)

 

Day 2: 15 January 2020 - MAG Meeting (open to observers)

Time

Agenda Item

10:00 - 10:15

4. Taking stock of IGF 2019 (while setting expectations for 2020) - brief reminder on synthesis of received inputs by the IGF Secretariat

10:15 - 11:15

5.  Updates from related Internet Governance initiatives and processes, with their reflections on how the IGF 2019's main themes related to their work - and looking forward to the coming year; followed by an open discussion on possible IGF 2020 activities/collaboration

11:15 - 13:00

6. Interactive MAG member session: Key takeaways from 2019 for 2020.  Possible approaches/general outline of overall IGF 2020 preparatory process. Shaping the programme of IGF 2020 by discussing:

  1.  Discuss the thematic approach to IGF2020;
  2.  Discussion on major policy questions, main theme/sub-themes if appropriate, possible ‘tracks’;
  3. Event format and flow; including intro/closing sessions, workshops and open forums, main sessions and number of sessions;
  4. Selection criteria/timetable and mechanisms for workshops, open forums and main sessions

13:00 - 15:00

Lunch

14:30 - 15:00 Update on the IGF Trust Fund

15:00 - 18:00

 

(continued) 6. Interactive MAG member session: Key takeaways from 2019 for 2020. Possible approaches/general outline of overall IGF 2020 preparatory process. Shaping the programme of IGF 2020 by discussing:

  1. Results of public call for issues/themes;
  2. Discussion on major policy questions, main theme/sub-themes if appropriate, possible ‘tracks’;
  3. Event format and flow; including intro/closing sessions, workshops and open forums, main sessions and number of sessions;
  4. Selection criteria/timetable and mechanisms for workshops, open forums and main sessions

7. Comments on IGF Intersessional activities (BPFs, DCs, etc.) and
discussion on
NRIs engagements into the IGF.

 

Day 3: 16 January 2020 - MAG Meeting (open to observers)

Time

Agenda Item

10:00 - 13:00

(Continuation of previous day’s morning session)

8. Shaping the programme   

  1. Best Practice Forums (BPF), Dynamic Coalitions (DC), National and Regional Initiatives (NRIs),  youth engagement, parliamentary session, possible major policy programme.;
  2. Strategies for collaboration and complementarity across intersessional work
  3. Day 0 ‘pre-events’;
  4. Recap of overall programme structure and flow

13:00 - 15:00

Lunch

14:00 - 14:50 Informal gathering of the NRIs

15:00 - 16:00

9. MAG working groups and other activities: continuation of 2019 working groups and the need for new groups to be discussed

  1. Working Group on Fundraising (WG-FUN)
  2. Working Group on IGF Improvements (WG-IMP)
  3. Working Group on Outreach and Engagement (WG-OE)
  4. Working Group on Workshop Process (WG-WSP)
  5. Working Group on Reporting (WG-Reporting)

10. Discussion of tentative 2020 schedule of events and milestones

17:00 - 18:00

11. A.O.B

Contact Information

United Nations
Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

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

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