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IGF 2023 Themes & Subthemes
The IGF 2023 overarching theme is "The Internet We Want - Empowering All People". Eight sub-themes accompany the theme. Read more below!
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Join the Secretariat: We're hosting a briefing session on IGF Japan at the 2023 WSIS Forum in Geneva. The session takes place Friday 17 March, 10-10:45 CET. More details below.
Message from USG Li
See the video address to the First IGF 2023 Open Consultations and MAG Meeting from UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Junhua Li.
Please visit IGF 2022 Outputs for this year's Addis Ababa IGF Messages, Summary Report, individual session reports, session transcripts, reports from the intersessional work, youth and parliamentary tracks, outputs from NRIs, annual meeting photos, videos, and more.
The IGF 2023 intersessional work and the 18th annual IGF meeting are being planned. During the First IGF 2023 Open Consultations and MAG Meeting, it was decided that the IGF 2023 overarching theme is ''The Internet We Want - Empowering All People''. The programme is developing around eight sub-themes: AI & Emerging Technologies; Avoiding Internet Fragmentation; Cybersecurity, Cybercrime and Online Safety; Data Governance and Trust; Digital Divides and Inclusion; Global Digital Governance and Cooperation; Human Rights and Freedoms; and Sustainability & Environment.
IGF Community Updates
Donors to Trust Fund
The Internet Society (ISOC)
European Telecommunication Network Operators' Association
Danish Internet Forum
Government of Norway
Brazilian Internet Steering Committee
Coordination Center for TLD RU
Government of Germany
Government of the United Kingdom
The Swiss Education & Research Network (SWITCH)
Government of Portugal - Fundacao Para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia
The Internet Society Foundation
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) - Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS)
China Energy Fund Committee
Politecnico di Torino
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft - Communications / Nokia Siemens Networks
Government of the United States
auDA Australia's Domain Name Administrator
Number Resource Organization (NRO)
Government of Finland
Government of Japan
Afilias Global Registry Services
Summit Strategies International
Government of Sweden
Government of the Netherlands
European Registry for Internet domains (EURid)
Government of the Republic of Korea
Nic.at The Austrian Registry
Government of Switzerland
The Walt Disney Company
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