IGF 2019


The fourteenth Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be hosted by the Government of Germany in Berlin from 25 to 29 November 2019.IGF 2019 Logo

A Call for Issues has been published.

The first face-to-face 2019 Open Consultations and MAG meeting will take place on 28-30 January 2019.

IGF 2019 First Open Consultations and MAG Meeting

>>VENUE

The venue for the meeting will be Room XVI, Building A, 5th Floor, at the UN Office at Geneva (UNOG), Switzerland: 

8–14 avenue de la Paix CH–1211 Geneva 10 [Map]

Access to the venue: Use the Pregny Gate entrance (Avenue de la Paix, 14), where you will pick up your badge, and proceed to Building A. [Map of UNOG]

>>PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS

Tramway

Line 15 - Stop at Place des Nations

Bus

Lines 5 (Airport), 8, 11, 22, 28 (Airport) V, F, Z - Stop at Place des Nations

Lines 1, 11, 28 (Airport) - Stop at Rigot

Lines 8, 28 (Airport) V, Z, F - Stop at Appia

Taxis

+41 (0) 22 33 141 33

>>REGISTRATION AND BADGING

All attending stakeholders must register online until 24 January 2019.

Online Participants also need to register as an online participant beforehand, to be able to request the floor.

Once you have received your UN registration confirmation (in the form of a QR code), please print this or have it ready on your smartphone and take it with you to the Pregny Gate entrance at UNOG. Please also remember to have with you a copy of your passport/national ID. The confirmation and ID will be necessary for badging purposes.

*More logistical information available in the "Practical Guide to UNOG"

>>FLOOR REQUESTS

You are free to request the floor when opened for interventions by using the electronic queue system

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IGF 2019 First Open Consultations

and Multistakeholder Advisory Meeting (MAG)

28-30 January 2019

UN Office at Geneva (UNOG), Room XVI

 

AGENDA

Day 1: 28 January 2019 - Open Consultations­­­

Time

Agenda Item

10:00 - 11:00

1. Opening statements and adoption of the agenda

  1. Message from UNDESA

 

  1. Welcome by MAG Chair

 

  1. Welcome by MAG Host country Co-chair 2018 and 2019

 

  1. Presentation/Briefing by 2018 Host Country

11:00 - 12:45

 

2. Taking stock of IGF 2018 (while setting expectations for 2019)

  1. Strategic discussion on high-level statements from IGF2018 and collaboration with High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation (HLDPC) & other organizations

 

  1. Secretariat’s summary of the inputs received to the stocktaking process concerning the programme and schedule; high-level statements by Secretary-General Guterres and President Macron

12:45 - 13:00

3. Update on IGF Trust Fund

13:00 - 15:00

Lunch  

 IGF Donors Meeting, 13:30-14:30, Room IV

15:00 - 17:00

 

(Continuation of morning session: 2. Taking stock)

c.   Comments on IGF Intersessional activities (BPF,DC’s, CENB, etc.)

 

d.   Discussion re: NRI engagements and IGF

17:00 - 18:00

4. Updates from related Internet Governance initiatives and processes, followed by open discussion on possible IGF 2019 activities/collaboration

 

Day 2: 29 January 2019 - MAG Meeting - Strategic Discussion (open to observers) 

Time

Agenda Item

10:00 - 12:00

1. Opening statements

2. Presentation by IGF 2019 Host Country

3. Taking stock of IGF 2018 (while setting expectations for 2019) – IGF logistics & programme

  1. Secretariat’s summary of the inputs received to the   stocktaking process

 

  1. Comments on logistics of IGF 2018, lessons learned and suggestions for improvement

 

  1. Comments on programme (main theme, sub-themes), structure (session types, including new and innovative session types, schedule)

12:00 - 13:00

4. Discussion on strategic imperatives for the IGF (cont’d after break)

13:00 - 15:00

Lunch

Info Session on new Dynamic Coalition on DNS Issues (DC-DNSI), 13:45-14:45, Room XVI

15:00 - 16:00

4. Discussion on strategic imperatives for the IGF (cont’d)

 

16:00 - 18:00

5. Implications/Actions across IGF ecosystem

 

Day 3: 30 January 2019 - MAG Meeting (open to observers)

Time

Agenda Item

10:00 - 13:00

6. Possible approaches/general outline of overall IGF 2019 preparatory process. Shaping the programme of IGF 2019 by discussing:

  1. Results of public call for issues;

 

  1. Discussion on major policy questions, main theme/sub-themes if appropriate, possible ‘tracks’;

 

  1. Workshops and open forums, including number of sessions;

 

  1. Main sessions and main session guidelines;

 

  1. Selection criteria/timetable and mechanisms for workshops, open forums and main sessions;

13:00 - 15:00

Lunch

15:00 - 16:00

(Continuation of morning session: 6. Shaping the programme)   

f.   Best Practice Forum (BPF), Dynamic Coalition (DC), National and Regional Initiative (NRI), Major Policy Programme: Connecting and Enabling Next Billion(s) (CENB) or new Programme, etc.;

 

g.   Ways to integrate intersessional work and outputs;

 

h.   Day 0 ‘pre-events’;

 

i)    Overall programme structure;

16:00 - 18:00

 

7. Discussion on 2019 IGF intersessional activities & NRIs

  1. Types of activities (BPFs, DCs, CENB, etc.) and outputs review

 

  1. National and Regional Initiatives (NRIs)

 

  1. Strategies for collaboration and complementarity across inter-sessional work

8. Any Other Business

 

Online Registration to attend onsite the IGF 2019 First Open Consultations and MAG Meeting​ in Geneva, Switzerland, 28 - 30 January 2019 is OPEN through this FORM until 24 January 2019.

Registration to attend online the IGF 2019 First Open Consultations and MAG Meeting​ in Geneva, Switzerland, 28 - 30 January 2019 will be kept OPEN through this FORM continuously until the end of the event.

Note: It is possible to register simultaneously for both types of participation, onsite and online.

The List of currently approved Delegates can be consulted.

To attend online the IGF 2019 First Open Consultations and MAG Meeting​ in Geneva, Switzerland, 28 - 30 January 2019, Registration will be kept Open through this FORM continuously until the end of the event.

Once registered, participants can access the Online Participation Platform HERE.

The Live Video of the event will be accessible from the Online Participation Platform.

Live Transcription will be available within the same platform. Alternatively, it can be accessed independently in the following links:

28 January (Open Consultations)

29 January (MAG Meeting)

30 January (MAG Meeting)

Please consult instructions for requesting the floor (kindly note that "Main Room" will be used).

IGF 2018

The thirteenth Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) was hosted by the Government of France at the headquarters of UNESCO in Paris from 12 to 14 November 2018. An interactive Schedule of the Meeting, under the title, 'Internet of Trust', was made available.

All IGF stakeholders are invited to give input on the 2018 annual meeting and programme cycle via the Taking Stock process, until 15 January 2019.

The final Chair's Summary of the meeting has been posted. 

The Key Messages of the thirteenth Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum are public.

The Transcripts and Videos of the Sessions are available.

The Reports of the Sessions are being made available as completed by their Rapporteurs.

Key Messages on Major Themes at IGF

The IGF Messages were derived from the session reports thematically by the Secretariat in collaboration with the session organizers​.

Cybersecurity, Trust & Privacy

Development, Innovation & Economic Issues

Digital Inclusion & Accessibility

Emerging Technologies

Evolution of Internet Governance

Human Rights, Gender & Youth

Media & Content

Technical & Operational Topics

 

Completed Transcripts and Videos are published.

Reports of the Sessions are being published when completed by Rapporteurs.

The 13th Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF 2018) took place in Paris, France, from 12 to 14 November 2018.

During the course of three days, more than 3000 delegates participated in 171 sessions both onsite and remotely. Paris welcomed participants from 143 different countries and 62% of these were first time comers and 43% of them were female.

Approximately 1400 people participated online. 101 different countries were represented online, with the majority coming from France, United States, Brazil, Nigeria, United Kingdom, India, Iran, Bangladesh, and Germany.

In addition to the Opening and Closing Sessions, the IGF 2018 programme featured 8 main/special sessions; 71 workshops; 27 open forums; 5 individual best practice forum (BPF) sessions; 15 individual dynamic coalition (DC) sessions; 5 individual national, regional, and youth (NRIs) collaborative sessions; 14 sessions classified as “other”; and 24 lightning sessions; for a total of 171 sessions in the overall programme. The reduced number of sessions in the programme compared to previous years is the result of the MAG’s new ‘programme shaping approach’, which aimed at having more concrete, focused discussions, and fewer parallel or duplicate sessions, with a clear thematic orientation.

The Cybersecurity, Trust and Privacy theme had the highest number of sessions (28), followed by Development Innovation and Economic Issues (26), Human Rights, Gender and Youth (26), Digital Inclusion and Accessibility (22), Evolution of Internet Governance (18), Emerging Technologies (15), Media and Content (10), and Technical and Operational Issues (9). There were also 17 other sessions that did not fall under any of the main themes listed above.

Organizations from five different continents joined the IGF Village with 56 booths to share their work missions with the Forum’s participants. The Village included representatives from all four key stakeholder groups: governments, private sector, civil society and technical community.

There were also 35 remote hubs organised around the world. These included all regions, with 42% from Africa and 23% from both the Latin America and Caribbean and the Asia-Pacific regions, with an active online presence, video-sharing and live-comments. There were more than one hub in Argentine, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, India, Nigeria and Yemen.

There were 111 National, Regional, and Youth IGFs (NRIs) present at the IGF 2018 compared to 97 NRIs in the 2017 annual meeting. Since the 2017 annual meeting of the IGF, 9 more countries have established IGF processes, increasing the number of national IGFs to 80, and 5 communities established Youth IGFs, increasing the total number to 14. The total number of regional NRIs did not change during this time.

Of the 111 NRIs, 48 were physically present at the Paris IGF and 36 actively participated at the NRIs 3/10 main session on the evolution of Internet governance, with a focus on the multistakeholder approach. 32 different NRIs were involved in preparing 5 NRIs collaborative sessions during the IGF 2018 which focused on access, cybersecurity, digital economy, emerging technologies and fake news.

The IGF 2018 was followed by more than 80 journalists and covered by major global media outlets.

Social media activity is estimated to have reached more than 10,000,000 people, with around 52% of female activity of more than 1000 contributors and about a 90% of rather positive sentiment.

Breakdown by Main Themes

 

 

Breakdown of Onsite Participants by Stakeholder Group

 

Breakdown of Onsite Participants by Regional Group

 

 

Breakdown of Online Participants by Stakeholder Group

 

Breakdown of Online Participants by Regional Group

 

 

[LIST OF CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED]

 

IGF Public Consultation:
Call for Inputs - Taking Stock

 

-2018 work programme & community intersessional activities 

-2018 IGF Annual Meeting

-2019 work programme & community intersessional activities

-2019 IGF Annual Meeting

 

All IGF stakeholders are invited to submit inputs to the IGF Secretariat related to the following questions. All inputs will be posted on the IGF website.  Please be as concrete as possible. Please also state your name, stakeholder group, region, organization, and whether you are submitting  in your individual capacity.

A) Taking Stock of 2018 programming, outputs, preparatory process, community intersessional activities and the 13th annual IGF: What worked well? What worked not so well?

B) What suggestions for improvements could be made for 2019? (Please focus on programming, the outputs preparatory processes, community intersessional activities and improvements for the 14th annual meeting and beyond.)

C) How could the IGF respond to the recommendations made by the UN  Secretary-General during his speech at the IGF 2018 Opening Ceremony

D) How could the IGF respond to President Macron’s “call for action” made during his speech at the IGF 2018 Opening Ceremony?

E) What other organizations/disciplines should the IGF be collaborating with and how/to what purpose?

F) The Secretary-General set up a High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation  (HLPDC) to “identify good examples and propose modalities for working cooperatively across sectors, disciplines and borders to address challenges in the digital age” 
            1. How can the IGF contribute to the work of the HLPDC to help foster these aims?
            2. Do you have any specific inputs for the HLPDC in relation to the IGF?

All inputs should be  sent to takingstock [at] intgovforum [dot] org by 15 January 2019. Submissions will be made public on the  IGF website as received.

The Secretariat will produce a synthesis paper of all contributions received by the deadline, which will serve as an input to the 1st face-to-face Open Consultations and MAG Meeting of the 2019  IGF preparatory process.

 

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) 229 173 678