The Internet Governance Forum is funded through donations from the various stakeholder groups. The host countries bear the majority of the costs of holding the annual IGF meeting in their country. While 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 the United Nations Financial Regulations and Rules and other applicable directives, procedures and practices. The project expenditure is contained in the biennial Financial Report and audited Financial Statements of the United Nations. Contributions from all stakeholders are welcome.  Various stakeholders also make inkind donations.Please contact Mr. Vyatcheslav Cherkasov at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it of UNDESA for further information on how to contribute to the Trustfund.

Trust Fund Documents

United Nations Trust Fund Project Document Internet Governance Forum [pdf]
United Nations Trust Fund Project: Budget projections 2013-2015 [pdf]
Sample IGF Trust Fund Agreement Template. [pdf]
Sample IGF Trust Fund Agreement Templete (one time contribution). [pdf]
United Nations Trust Fund Project - Status of Contributions [pdf]
Sample Host Country Agreement (HCA) [pdf]
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Host countries


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

Greece, Athens: 30 October - 2 November, 2006                                   

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

Kenya, Nairobi: 27 - 30 September, 2011

Azerbaijan, Baku: 6 - 9 November, 2012

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Indonesia, Bali: 22 - 25 October, 2013 indonesia
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Donors to the Trust Fund



Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland                                              finland logo
European Commission eu logo
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) swiss
Government of the United States usa
Brazilian Internet Sterring Committee cgi br
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication of the Government of Japan                                                               min jap logo
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) icann logo
Number Resource Organization (NRO) nro logo
Ministry of Economic Affairs of The Netherlands min eco netherlands logo
Nominet UK nominet logo
The Internet Society (ISOC) isoc logo
Verisign verisign logo
Swiss Government- OFCOM swiss
AT&T att
Afilias Global Registry Services afilias logo
Nokia Solutions and Networks nokia
Google google logo
VERIZON verizon logo
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway min norway
Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications, Government of Sweden sweden
UNINETT Norid uninett logo
The Swiss Education & Research Network (SWITCH) switch logo
auDA Australia's Domain Name Administrator auda logo
Coordination Center for TLD RU ru
Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), United Kingdom dcms
The Walt Disney Co. disney
CommunityDNS dns logo
CISCO cisco logo
MCADE, LLC. mcade
NIC-MEXICO mexico The Austrian Registry austrianreg logo
NIKKEI DigitalCORE nikkei logo
Summit Strategies International  summit2
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In Kind Contributions


The United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG)                     United Nations Geneva Logo
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)                                    ICANN logo
Agence Intergouvernementale de la Francophonie- Institut Francophone des Nouvelles Technologies de l'Information et de la Formation (INTIF) [In French] IFN Logo The Brazilian Network Information Center
Centre for Distance-Spanning Technology at the Luleå University of Technology CDT Logo
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