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MAG chair activities during 2020

Online discussions convened by the MAG chair pre-IGF2020

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+) presents the opportunity for ‎deeper engagement on the IGF's achievements and challenges and for exploring approaches for ‎addressing emerging Internet policy issues.‎

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

The discussions are open to all and take place weekly, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from the second week of ‎September to the last week of October. Each discussion is 2 hours-long. Inputs are given by people who have been active in the digital cooperation discussion and in internet governance as leaders and conveners of Best Practice Forums, Dynamic Coalitions, National, Regional and Youth IGFs and in the global IGF.

Recordings of completed discussions are available online.


The IGF and linguistic diversity: challenges and achievements and possible next steps - Wednesday, 28 October 2020 13:00-15:00 UTC -  

The IGF and capacity development - Tuesday, 27 October 2020, 13:00-15:00 UTC 

Participation and inclusion from 2006 to 2019: achievements and challenges - Wednesday, 14 October 2020, 13:30-15:30 UTC 

IGF intersessional work now and in the future: Best Practice Forums and Dynamic Coalitions (Code: MAG-Chair-2020)

Contact Information

United Nations
Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

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Palais des Nations,
CH-1211 Geneva 10

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