IGF 2017

The twelfth annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) was held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 18 to 21 December 2017, on the theme, Shape Your Digital Future! (Host Country Website)IGF 2017 Logo

See here the invitation from the UN Under-Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs, Mr. Wu Hongbo.

The information about this IGF can be found in this page:

The preparatory work of this IGF is accessible below:

  • The first Open Consultations and Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) meeting was held from 1-3 March in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • The summary reports of all MAG meetings held are available here.
  • Call for Workshop Proposals closed on 3 May 2017. For more details, please visit this page. The List of Proposals is available.
  • Call to hold Open Forums closed on 29 June 2017. For more information, please click here.
  • Call to request booths at the IGF Village closed on 21 July 2017. For more information, please click here.
  • Call to reserve slots for organizing pre-events during 'Day 0'  closed on 21 July 2017. For more information, please click here.
  • IGF 'Day 0' Pre-Events will held at the Centre International de Conférences Genève (CICG) on Sunday 17 December 2017.  Practical information on Day 0 is available here.     
  • Call for Main Session templates open until 15 August 2017. For more information, please click here.
  • Call to organize Remote Hubs. For more information, please click here.
  • Call for DC Meeting Slots: closed on 21 July 2017, 12:00 p.m. (noon) UTC
  • Deadline for Inputs on Papers by IGF Dynamic Coalition (DCs): All comments were welcomed into the IGF 2017 meeting.
  • Call for CENB III Inputs: 31 July 2017, 12:00 p.m. (noon) UTC
  • The following Best Practice Forums (BPFs) are approved:

    - BPF on Cybersecurity

    BPF on Gender and Access

    BPF on Local Content
  • A third phase of the Policy Options for Connecting and Enabling the Next Billion(s) initiative (CENB III) was approved.
  • The following MAG Working Groups to help facilitate the preparatory process were approved:

    - Working Group on Communication and Outreach (WGCO)

    - Working Group on IGF Improvements (WG-IMP)

    - Working Group on Multi-year Strategic Work Programme (WG-MSWP)

    - Working Group on New Session Formats (WG-NSF)

    - Working Group on Workshop Review and Evaluation Process (WG-WREP)
  • The second Open Consultations and Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) meeting was held from 12-14 June in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • The following six main sessions were included in the IGF programme: ‘Gender inclusion and the future of the internet’; ‘Creating an Inclusive Workforce in the Digital Economy; Empowering Global Cooperation on Cybersecurity for Sustainable Development & Peace’; ‘Local Interventions, Global Impacts: How Can International, Multistakeholder Cooperation Address Internet Shutdowns, Encryption and Data Flows’; NRIs-organized main session; DCs-organized main session. Main session organizers had until 15 August 2017 to fill out required main sesstion templates.