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MAG 2018 Renewal



The Internet Governance Forum's Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) has been instrumental in planning the programme of the annual IGF meetings.

On behalf of the United Nations Secretary-General, I would like to expresses our deep gratitude to all past and present members of the MAG who have donated their time, effort and valuable guidance in support of the work of the IGF.

As we look ahead and prepare for the IGF activities in the coming years, I would like to invite nominations for new MAG membership from all stakeholder groups, according to the established principles and practices of MAG rotation and selection. Governments, the private sector, civil society, and the technical communities, should submit names of candidates from developed and developing countries as well as from economies in transition. Successful nominees will become part of the MAG for a period of three years and will contribute to the multi-stakeholder consultation process, bringing the perspectives of their respective groups on Internet governance. 

Please submit the names of nominees to the IGF Secretariat by 10 November 2017 using the online submission form found at the IGF website.

Selection and Operation Principles:

(i) MAG members are selected to achieve a balance among all stakeholder groups, while retaining regional and gender representation, according to established procedures;
(ii) All MAG members serve in their personal capacity, but are expected to have extensive linkages with their respective stakeholder groups;
(iii) The main task of the MAG is to provide advice on the programme and main themes of the next annual meeting of the IGF;
(iv) MAG members are expected to attend two to three MAG meetings in Geneva, Switzerland, in addition to the annual IGF meeting. They should participate actively in the preparatory process throughout the year, through engagement in the online multilateral dialogue among MAG members;
(v) MAG meetings are open to Intergovernmental organizations.

Thank you and I look forward to the continued success of the Internet Governance Forum.


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Contact Information

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Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

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Palais des Nations,
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