IGF 2020

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The Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be hosted by the Government of Poland in Katowice from 2 - 6 November 2020 under the overarching theme: Internet United. The programme will develop around the four main thematic tracks: (1) Data; (2) Environment; (3) Inclusion; (4) Trust.

In view of the COVID-19 situation, the IGF Secretariat will host the IGF 2020 Second Open Consultations and MAG meeting online from 15 - 19 June 2020

Update from the IGF 2020 Host Country for May published.

IGF 2019 Chair's Summary translated to six UN languages. Sign up to help with the translation efforts.

Suggest high-level speakers and participants that could be invited to the IGF 2020.

UK Government gives grant to the IGF Trust Fund for the redevelopment of the IGF website into a fully-fledged interactive collaborative platform in order to better fulfil the IGF mandate. The grant aims at strengthening community collaboration and inclusiveness, particularly for developing countries, as well as the accessibility and usability of the website.

Letter to the MAG from Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs.

List or received, eligible for consideration, Workshop Proposals, Open Forum requests, DC Sessions and Day 0 Event requests, as well as the IGF Village Booth requests, is published.

Concept of the Youth Engagement in the IGF 2020 processes subject to community's consultations. The first Webinar on Youth Engagement in IGF 2020 hosted on 11 May at 14:00 p.m. UTC.

MAG Chair publishes her new blog post on the IGF 2020 process.

Call for IGF 2020 Remote Hubs open until 20 September.

The first IGF 2020 Outreach Webinar was hosted on 6 April 2020 at 14:00 UTC.

Calls to submit session proposals for Workshops | Open Forums | Day 0 Pre-Events IGF Village Booths | DC Sessions | NRIs Sessions | closed on 22 April 2020, 23:59 UTC.

Received Workshop Proposals are available.

IGF 2020 Call for Travel Support and 15h IGF Music Night closed.

Call to NRIs to apply for financial grants closed on 3 March.

IGF 2020 Call for Validation of Thematic Tracks closed on 6 February. The analysis is available. 

IGF 2020 First Open Consultations & MAG Meeting was hosted from 14 to 16 January 2020 at the United Nations Office at Geneva, Switzerland.

Synthesis of feedback on the IGF 2019 and suggestions for improvements of the IGF 2020.

Final IGF 2019 Outputs


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