IGF 2023 Second Open Consultations and MAG Meeting

IGF 2023 Second Open Consultations and MAG meeting
United Nations Office at Geneva and online | Room XXIII (directions)
10-12 July 2023

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Day 1 | 10 July 2023

Open consultations

Time (CEST)

Agenda item

10:00 – 10:45

  • Welcome from Chair and adoption of agenda
  • Welcome from Host Country Co-chair
  • Welcome from UN DESA
  • Briefing on the current state of preparation for IGF 2023 by the Host Country and IGF Secretariat

10:45 – 12:00

Exchange about the IGF contribution to the Global Digital Compact (GDC) and WSIS+20

  • Update on the planning process for the GDC
  • Update on WSIS+20 Consultations Roadmap
  • Discussion on how the IGF can contribute to these processes
12:00 – 13:00

IGF continuous improvements: What to do in 2023?

  • IGF outputs and outcomes

13:00 – 15:00

Lunch break

15:00 – 17:00

Intersessional Event

17:00 – 17:45

Discussion about the international Internet governance processes and initiatives

17:45 – 18:00

Recap and closing of the Open Consultations



Day 2 | 11 July 2023

MAG meeting

Time (CEST)

Agenda item

Expected outputs

10:00 – 10:15

  • Welcome from MAG Chair
  • Welcome from Host Country Co-chair
  • Adoption of agenda (and apologies noted)

10:15 – 10:45

Opening session

  • Debrief from Open Consultations
  • Presentation from IGF Secretariat on received session proposals

10:45 – 13:00

Plenary 1: Final Workshop Review and Approval

  • Presentation of results
  • Discussion on process: sharing experience and making suggestions for 2024

List of approved workshops (overall).

Ranked workshops in each theme.

Takeaways from workshop evaluation process

13:00 – 15:00

Lunch break

15:00 – 17:30

Plenary 2: Other IGF 2023 programme elements

  • Planning main sessions
  • Updates on parliamentary track and high-level leaders track, Youth track and Newcomers track

Number of main sessions and their topics. Identify facilitators for the main sessions.

17:30 – 18:00

  • Next steps
  • Closing by MAG Chair



Day 3 | 12 July 2023

MAG meeting

Time (CEST)

Agenda item

Expected outputs

10:00 – 11:00

Plenary 3: IGF 2023 Programme Overview

Snapshot of IGF 2023 programme and discussion of any pending issues

Any pending issues from the day before can be discussed

11:00 – 13:00

MAG reflection on the exchange about the IGF contribution to the GDC and WSIS+20 

  • MAG discussion on how the IGF can contribute to these processes

Outline of strategy and plans for the GDC and WSIS+20.

13:00 – 15:00

Lunch break

15:00 – 17:50

Plenary 4: Roundtable exchange with facilitators of the IGF 2023 intersessional activities

  • BPF Cybersecurity
  • PNMA
  • PNIF
  • PNAI
  • 26 DCs

Outline of preparatory activities, engagement strategy and plans for the 18th IGF.

17:50 – 18:00

Next steps in IGF 2023 process

Recap and closing

18:30 – 19:30

Cocktail-reception for MAG and IGF LP members hosted by Switzerland in collaboration with GIP/Diplo Foundation
The reception is hosted at the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
(see here for directions)


The Second IGF 2023 Open Consultations and Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) Meeting will take place on 10-12 July at the UN Office at Geneva (UNOG), Room XXIII

All stakeholders need to REGISTER to become accredited and access the venue. After receiving approval of your registration, please collect your badge at:

Visitors Entrance of the Palais des Nations - Pregny Gate
14 Avenue de la Paix
1211 Genève, Suisse

Please see the map here .

For more information about the venue, including the opening hours of the Identification Unit, please visit UNOG website.

Event Calendar Date
Monday, 10th July, 2023 (08:00 UTC) - Wednesday, 12th July, 2023 (16:00 UTC)
Hosted by IGF Secretariat
MAG&WG Meetings