The Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be hosted online by the United Nations under the overarching theme Internet for human resilience and solidarity. The programme develops around the four main thematic tracks: (1) Data; (2) Environment; (3) Inclusion; (4) Trust.
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IGF 2020 will feature live discussions on some of today’s most pressing Internet governance and digital policy issues, from digital inclusion and data governance, to online trust and environmental sustainability. The programme will include over 150 sessions grouped into four main thematic tracks.
Contribute to identifying best approaches to ensure the development of human-centric data governance frameworks at national, regional and international levels.
Understand the interdependences between the use of Internet and digital technologies to protect the environment, but also to threaten its sustainability.
Foster discussions within the IG community on the issues, challenges, and solutions for the achievement of an equitable and inclusive Internet.
Discuss strategies and best practices for ensuring trust in the online world, along with the roles and responsibilities of governments, industry and other stakeholders.
In light of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation, the IGF 2020 discussions will also reflect on the IGF’s role as an institutional framework for improving global digital cooperation.
IGF 2020 will also showcase the work of Best Practice Forums (BPFs), Dynamic Coalitions, and National, Regional and Youth IGF initiatives (NRIs).
This section will include details about various types of outputs resulting from IGF 2020.
IGF 2020 brings together experts and leaders from all stakeholder groups, including governments, civil society, private sector, technical communities, intergovernmental and international organisations and from all parts of the world, to engage in discussions on some of the most pertinent issues on Internet governance. The high-level leaders track will feature a number of prominent speakers, such as the ones presented here.
The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a global multistakeholder platform that facilitates discussions on public policy issues pertaining to Internet governance. The IGF was one of the most important outcomes of the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) that mandated the United Nations Secretary-General to formally convene the Forum.
Institutionally, the IGF is supported by the IGF Secretariat, administered by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), while the programme of the annual IGF meeting is developed by the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG).
Within IGF’s framework of intersessional work and annual meetings, stakeholders coming from all disciplines (e.g. governments, private sector, civil society and technical communities) and from all parts of the world are discussing public digital policy, networking and exchanging best practices for an open, safer and accessible Internet for all.