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The Internet Governance Forum Secretariat is funded through donations from various stakeholder groups. While host countries bear the majority of the costs associated with holding the annual IGF meeting, the IGF Secretariat's activities are funded through extra-budgetary contributions paid into a multi-donor Trust Fund administered by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). All contributions are administered and accounted for in accordance with United Nations Financial Rules and Regulations and other applicable directives, procedures and practices. The IGF project's expenditures are contained in the biennial Financial Report and audited Financial Statements of the United Nations. Contributions from all stakeholders are welcome, including in-kind donations. 


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Trust Fund Reference Documents

United Nations Trust Fund Project Document Internet Governance Forum (Phase II) [pdf]
United Nations Trust Fund Project Document Internet Governance Forum (Phase III) [pdf]
IGF Progress Report 2015 [pdf]
IGF Progress Report 2016 [pdf]
2015-2016 Financial Statement & Annexes [pdf] [2015 annex] [2016 annex]
2017 Preliminary Financial Statement & Annex [pdf] [2017 annex]
Sample IGF Trust Fund Agreement Template [pdf]
Sample IGF Trust Fund Agreement Template (one time contribution) [pdf]
Sample IGF Trust Fund Pledge Letter [doc]
Sample Host Country Agreement (HCA) [pdf]
IGF Brochure (2016) [pdf]
IGF Trust Fund Presentation (March 2017) [pdf]
IGF Trust Fund Presentation (June 2017) [pdf]
IGF Trust Fund Presentation (March 2018) [pdf]
IGF Trust Fund Presentation (July 2018) [pdf]


Trust Fund Overview

Status of Donors' Contributions 2006-2019


Host countries

Host countries bear most of the expenses of the annual meetings:

Greece, Athens: 30 October - 2 November, 2006                                   

Greece Flag

IGF 2006 Logo
Brazil, Rio de Janeiro: 12 - 15 November, 2007 Brazil Flag IGF 2007 Logo
India, Hyderabat: 3 - 6 December, 2008 India Flag IGF 2008 Logo
Egypt, Sharm El Sheikh: 15 - 18 November, 2009 Egypt Flag IGF 2009 Logo
Lithuania, Vilnius: 14 - 17 September, 2010 Lithuania Flag IGF 2010 Logo

Kenya, Nairobi: 27 - 30 September, 2011

Kenya Flag

IGF 2011 Logo

Azerbaijan, Baku: 6 - 9 November, 2012

Three equally sized horizontal bands of blue, red, and green, with a white crescent and an eight-pointed star centered in the red band

IGF 2012 Logo

Indonesia, Bali: 22 - 25 October, 2013

indonesia IGF 2013 Logo

Turkey, Istanbul: 2 - 5 September, 2014

Turkey Flag IGF 2014 Logo

Brazil, João Pessoa: 10 - 13 November, 2015

Brazil Flag IGF 2015 Logo
Mexico, Jalisco: 6 - 9 December, 2016 Mexico Flag IGF 2016 Logo
Geneva, Switzerland: 18 - 21 December 2017


Donors to the Trust Fund


Government of Finland Finland Government Logo
European Commission eu logo
Government of Switzerland swiss
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) icann logo
Government of the United States                usa
Number Resource Organization (NRO) nro logo
The Internet Society (ISOC) isoc logo
Government of the Netherlands netherlands logo
Government of the United Kingdom  dcms
Government of Japan min jap logo
Nominet UK nominet logo
Verizon verizon logo
Brazilian Internet Steering Committee cgi br
AT&T att
China Energy Fund Committee China Energy Fund Committee Logo
Verisign verisign logo
Tides Foundation Tides Foundation Logo
Afilias Global Registry Services  afilias logo
Microsoft Corporation Microsoft Logo
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft - Communications / Nokia Siemens Networks nokia
Government of Portugal - Fundacao Para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia Portugal Government Logo
Google google logo
Government of Norway min norway
Government of Sweden sweden
UNINETT Norid uninett logo
The Swiss Education & Research Network (SWITCH) switch logo
CISCO cisco logo
auDA Australia's Domain Name Administrator auda logo
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) - Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS) ICC-BASIS Logo
Facebook Facebook Logo
The Walt Disney Company disney
Coordination Center for TLD RU ru
Danish Internet Forum Danish Internet Forum Logo
Community DNS dns logo
Government of the Republic of Korea  Logo of the Government of the Republic of Korea
MCADE, LLC. mcade
NIC-MEXICO mexico The Austrian Registry austrianreg logo
Summit Strategies International summit2
NIKKEI DigitalCORE nikkei logo
Ribose Inc. Ribose


In Kind Contributions

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)   

(Covers transcription for MAG Face-To-Face Meetings)

ICANN logo


(Provides WebEx Tool for Virtual Meetings)

cisco logo


(Provides extended YouTube Account for Session Videos)

Google Logo


(Provides remote participation for one face to face meeting)

ITU Logo


(Covers transcription for MAG and Dynamic Coalition Virtual Meetings)



Información de Contacto

United Nations

Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

Villa Le Bocage

Palais des Nations,
CH-1211 Geneva 10


Tel.: +41 (0) 229 175 778