The Internet Governance Forum
Welcome to the website of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), a multistakeholder platform that facilitates the discussion of public policy issues pertaining to the Internet. For more information on the IGF and its mandate, click here.
The IGF Code of Conduct provides guidelines for participating in IGF meetings and processes.
The 2016 Internet Governance Forum (IGF): ‘Enabling Inclusive and Sustainable Growth’, is scheduled to take place at the PALCCO Centre from 6-9 December 2016 in Guadalajara, Mexico. The 2016 overall programme and intersessional activities are being built in a bottom-up manner in consultation with the growing IGF multistakeholder community, with an aim to enhance participation from stakeholders from developing countries, youth and those joining the IGF online.
- Invitation to the 11th Meeting of the IGF from Mr. Wu Hongbo, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs
- Registration to Participate in the 11th IGF
[NEW] New vacancies at the IGF: the IGF Secretariat is seeking a Webex Coordinator and Webex Expert to support online participation at the IGF 2016 meeting in Guadalajara. For more information, please see our Vacancies section.
[NEW] The IGF 2016 Schedule is now available! Please see the two formats below, with links to workshop and open forum details included in each:
[NEW] Online registration to participate in the 11th Annual IGF is now open.
All stakeholders and interested individuals are invited to participate and to register as early as possible until 17 November 2016 23:59 UTC - 11.
See the invitation from UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Mr. Wu Hongbo.
Online participants can register here.
Logistical details on travel to Guadalajara are available on the host country website, igf2016.mx
Remote hubs are the best way for groups to participate in the IGF online and provide input into the meeting. Learn more here.
Feedback is welcome and can be sent to wfb at intgovforum dot org
Following the retreat held 14-16 July 2016 on “Advancing the Ten-Year Mandate of the IGF”, a compilation of the ideas and suggestions that emerged is now available for public comment. The compilation document is structured according to the retreat’s programme, outlining possible areas of improvement for the IGF in the ten years ahead. More information on the retreat itself is available here.
All IGF stakeholders are encouraged to share their comments and additional suggestions for review by the community, and as input to the 2016 Internet Governance Forum (IGF): ‘Enabling Inclusive and Sustainable Growth’, scheduled to take place from 6-9 December 2016 in Guadalajara, Mexico.
This public consultation will be open until 31 October 2016.
Click here to download PDF of the IGF Retreat Proceedings
Slots for pre-events will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis, taking into account space availability and the request received.
The IGF Secretariat received 260 proposals for workshops at IGF2016. Some figures on the proposals - including stakeholder and regional breakdowns - are available here.
Following the previously announced selection process, the individuals listed here have been selected by the UN Secretariat to participate in a two-day working retreat on "Advancing the 10-year mandate of the IGF".
The UN Secretariat would like to thank all individuals and organizations who took part in the nomination process. Further information on the substantive programme of the retreat can be found here and in the draft agenda; logistical details are available here.
A two-day working retreat on "Advancing the 10-Year Mandate of the IGF" will take place on 14-16 July 2016 in Glen Cove, New York. All relevant stakeholders, stakeholder groups and institutions were welcome to submit nominations for participants in the retreat before Tuesday 7 June. Detailed information is available here. FAQs on the Retreat are also available.
All IGF stakeholders were invited to submit their workshop proposals for the 2016 IGF, until Monday 6 June. Please click here for all relevant information, including:
An IGF Information Session was held during the annual WSIS Forum on Thursday 5 May. See the agenda.
Statement from Under-Secretary-General Wu Hongbo available here.
Full list of members available here.