Preparatory Process

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The list of speakers in the Opening Ceremony and Opening Session is now available.

The list of speakers in the Closing Ceremony is now available. 


IGF 2014 – Sessions

IGF Best Practice Forums

Open Call to join IGF Best Practices Forums Preparatory Process

All interested stakeholders are invited to join the the preparatory process for the 2014 Best Practice Forums. 

Stakeholders are also invited to submit written contributions documenting best practices to [email protected]

All stakeholders are invited to comment the draft IGF Best Practices by 15 September 2014 (extended) -  

Under-Secretary-General Wu Hongbo has issued an official invitation to the Ninth Annual Internet Governance Forum Meeting. The programme paper for the 9th IGF is available. It is a rolling document which will be updated as the preparatory process for the Istanbul meeting progresses.

Media accreditation for IGF meetings takes place in accordance with the United Nations accreditation requirements. The list of requirements is accessible here. Journalists interested in applying for accreditation for the IGF 2014 meeting are invited to contact [email protected]. The deadline for Media accreditation registrations is the 22 August.

IGF Workshops

A List of all workshop proposals and their respective status (accepted, merger, not retained) is now availableWorkshop organisers can consult the Resource Persons List if they need to identify new panelists for their workshops.

IGF Open Forums

The deadline (11 May 2014) for submission of Open Forum proposals for the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum has passed. 

IGF Pre-events                                                                                                                            

IGF pre-events will be held on 1 September 2014. The deadline for requests (5 July) has passed. All requests will be reviewed by the IGF Secretariat, and slots will be allocated taking into account space availability and the requests received.

IGF Booth Requests

The deadline for booth requests (30 June) has passed.



Call for Public Input - Relevant Policy Questions 

The IGF Secretariat made a Call for Public Input for relevant policy questions to shape the discussions at the IGF 2014 meeting. The deadline for sending contributions (August 4) has passed. Submitted contributions have been compiled and published here.

Call for Information

The MAG Chair issued a Call for Information on concrete actions and decisions that have been taken by different stakeholders as a result of the engagement and discussions of Internet related issues at the various IGFs (international, regional or national). The deadline for sending contributions has passed. The full text of the call is available here. Submitted contributions have been compiled and published here

Press Release: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Jānis Kārkliņš of Latvia to be the Chair of the Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group of the Internet Governance Forum.

Open letter to the Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group and Stakeholders of the Internet Governance Forum by Mr. WU Hongbo Under-Secretary-General of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). 

The May Open Consultations and MAG meeting were held on 19-21 May at the UNESCO Headquarters. The transcripts are available by searching them at the bottom right box of this page.The summary report of the 19 -21 May Meeting is available here.


Virtual MAG Meetings - Summary Reports

Summary Report  -   Virtual MAG Meeting 19 August
Summary Report -  Virtual MAG Meeting 8 July
Other Virtual MAG Meeting Summary Reports available here.

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General  on intent of the United States to Transition Key Internet Domain Name Functions

19-20 February Open Consultations and MAG meetings

The first round of Open Consultations and MAG meetings were held on 19-20 February 2014 in Room XIX at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. 

Summary Report of the Open Consultations and MAG Meeting is available.


Preparing the 2014 IGF

Request for public input: The Secretariat put out a call for general reflections on IGF 2013 and recommendations for the IGF 2014  and suggestions or ideas for issues to be discussed at the 2014 IGF. Responses to this call are available under Contributions related to the Open Consultations February, 2014. A synthesis paper of the contributions is available.

The 2014 Multistakeholder Advisory Group has been renewed.