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MAG 2021 Renewal


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

We would like to express our gratitude to all past and present members of MAG who have ‎donated their time, effort and valuable guidance in ensuring the smooth running of the IGF.‎

On behalf of the United Nations Secretary-General, the Department of Economic and Social ‎Affairs (DESA) requests nominations from all stakeholder groups, according to the ‎established principles and practices of MAG rotation and selection of its members. ‎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 one year and ‎will contribute to the multistakeholder consultation process, bringing the perspectives of ‎their respective groups on Internet governance. ‎

Please submit the names of nominees to the IGF Secretariat by 25 August 2020 using the ‎online submission template 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) In addition to gender parity, the MAG 2021 composition should include representation ‎of stakeholders with experience in youth engagement, including through the National, ‎Regional and Youth IGF Initiatives (NRIs), as well as stakeholders with high-level profiles ‎and rich experience in Internet governance policies, across all stakeholder and regional ‎groups;
‎(iii) All MAG members serve in their personal capacity, but are expected to have extensive ‎linkages with their respective stakeholder groups;‎
‎(iv) The main task of the MAG is to provide advice on the programme and main themes of ‎the next annual meeting of the IGF;‎
‎(v) 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;‎
‎(vi) MAG meetings are open to Intergovernmental organizations.‎

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

                                                                                                                     Mr. LIU Zhenmin
                                                                                      Under-Secretary-General for ‎Economic and Social Affairs ‎

Contact Information

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