IGF 2016 First Open Consultations and MAG Meeting Agenda


The main purpose of the 3-day meeting is to take stock of the IGF 2015 meeting and intersessional processes, as well as take forward discussions on the programme and structure of the IGF 2016 meeting in Mexico and other ongoing IGF activities.


Day 1: 4 April 2016 - Open Consultations

Time (CEST)

Agenda Item

10:00 - 11:00

1.    Opening statements and adoption of the agenda

a.     Statement by Mr. Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs

b.    Welcome by MAG Chair

c.    Presentation by 2015 Host Country

d.    2016 host - General statement on IGF 2016


11:00 - 13:00

      2. Taking stock of IGF 2015 (while setting expectations for IGF 2016)


a.    Secretariat’s summary of the inputs received to the stocktaking process.

b.    Comments on programme (main theme, sub-themes), structure (session types, schedule), logistics of IGF 2015 and lessons learned, suggestions for improvement.

c.   Comments on 2015 IGF intersessional activities and lessons learned, suggestions for improvement.

d.   Comments on Day 0, suggestions for improvement, role of MAG


13:00 - 15:00


15:00 - 18:00

    (Continuation of morning discussion (not beyond 16:00)


    3.   Presentation and open discussion on outcomes[1] of the December 2015 high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the overall review of the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), including IGF mandate renewal for an additional 10 years.


4. Presentations from related Internet Governance initiatives and processes and open discussion on possible IGF 2016 activities (TBD):


Day 2: 5 April 2016 - MAG Meeting (open to observers)

Time (CEST)

Agenda Item

10:00 - 13:00

1.    Opening Statements

a)    Welcome remarks by UNDESA

b)    Introduction of new MAG members (on-site and remote)


c)    2015 IGF Host’s remarks

d)     2016 IGF Host’s remarks


      2.  IGF 2016 Host presentation on preparations for 11th IGF


      3.    MAG Orientation: Discussion on role and responsibilities of MAG

4.   Discussion on IGF MAG Modalities


      5. Discussion on possible approaches/general outline of overall IGF 2016   preparatory process

a)    Traditional approach/parallel approach, etc.

b)    Shaping the programme of IGF 2016 (themes and sub-themes) -

workshops, open forums and other sessions; identifying main theme, sub-themes, working ‘tracks’, possible capacity building sessions; integration of intersessional work and National and Regional IGFs, etc.


      6. Discussion on possible 2016 IGF intersessional activities

a)    Types of activities (Best Practice Forums, Dynamic Coalitions, National and Regional IGFs, others, etc.)

b)    Creation of working groups and timetable(s) for intersessional work

13:00 - 15:00

Lunch + Informal Meeting of Representatives of National and Regional IGFs      

15:00 - 18:00

(Continuation of morning discussion)      


      7. General Discussion on IGF 2016

a)    Shaping the structure of IGF 2016 (session types and schedule)

b)    Selection criteria/timetable and mechanisms, etc. for workshops and other sessions

c)    Main sessions

d)    Other sessions including individual Best Practice Forum and Dynamic Coalition sessions, Day 0 ‘pre-events’

e)    Integration of National and Regional IGFs and other relevant Internet Governance processes into IGF 2016 programme and intersessional activities


Day 3: 6 April 2016 - MAG Meeting (open to observers)

Time (CEST)

Agenda Item

10:00 - 13:00

      1. Continue discussions from Day 2 agenda

a)    Decisions on timetable and preparatory schedule for selection of themes, workshops and other sessions, programme structure, intersessional activities, etc.


13:00 - 15:00

Lunch + Informal meeting of IGF Dynamic Coalitions 

15:00 - 18:00


      2. Creation of (or establishing continuance of existing) MAG Working     Groups (if necessary)


     3. Discussion and decisions on overall preparatory calendar of meetings and milestones for IGF 2016 annual meeting and intersessional activities


    4. Any other business