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IGF strategy and strengthening in 2020: A series of pre-IGF online discussions convened by the IGF MAG chair and the MAG Working Group on IGF Strategy and Strengthening during September and October 2020

The IGF's mandate was renewed for a further 10 years by the UN General Assembly in December ‎‎2015. The current year, 2020, marks the midway point of this extended mandate. In addition, the ‎recently released UN Secretary-General's Roadmap for Digital Cooperation and its support for a ‎strengthened and expanded IGF (the IGF plus model) presents the opportunity and challenge for ‎deeper engagement on the IGF's achievements and challenges and for exploring approaches for ‎addressing emerging Internet policy issues.‎

To provide an opportunity for reflection on the IGF's achievement of its mandate and to contribute ‎to the debate and discussion on the architecture for digital cooperation, the IGF MAG chair, in ‎collaboration with the IGF MAG Working Group on IGF Strategy and Strengthening, is convening ‎a series of online discussions during September and October 2020. ‎

These discussions will be open to all and take place weekly, starting in the second week of ‎September up to the last week of October.  Each discussion will take place via Zoom for a period ‎of  2 hours. The discussions will be moderated by MAG chair and co-chair of the IGF MAG WG ‎on IGF strategy and strengthening, Concettina Casa.‎

Topics are grouped into three overarching areas:‎

  1. The evolution of the IGF in the context of a new architecture for digital cooperation
  2. The IGF and its mandate in 2020: challenges and achievements midway through the renewed mandate
  3. Frameworks for addressing emerging Internet issues

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