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IGF Newsletter: March 2022
A new edition of our monthly newsletter is out. Read about IGF 2022 themes, the selection of Policy Networks and Best Practice Forums, the recent Expert Group Meeting, and more.
The 17th annual IGF meeting will be hosted by the Government of Ethiopia in Addis Ababa from 28 November to 2 December 2022 on Resilient Internet for a Shared Sustainable and Common Future and on five constituent themes aligned with the Secretary-General's envisioned Global Digital Compact. The IGF 2022 Schedule (document version) is published and registration is available (participants list). IGF 2022 intersessional work is also underway. Please access the Host Country Website for Practical information on Visas and Hotels.
Preparations for IGF 2022 are ongoing. The First Open Consultations and MAG Meeting was held online from 23 to 25 February. It discussed the calls for feedback & improvements, as well as the call for thematic inputs. The Second IGF 2022 Open Consultations and MAG Meeting was hosted at the United Nations Office at Geneva from 6 to 8 July 2022. The intersessional work is also under implementation, open to everyone to participate. Subscribe to its mailing lists to connect with the existing networks.
IGF Community Updates
IGF 2021 Outputs
The Sixteenth Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) was hosted by the Government of Poland under the overarching theme: ‘’Internet United’’
IGF 2021 Summary Report: Internet United
The IGF 2021 Summary report outlines key highlights of the IGF 2021 process and 16th annual IGF meeting. It also contains the thematic messages.
Messages from Katowice IGF and other IGF 2021 outputs
- IGF 2021 Summary Report and Katowice IGF Messages
- Parliamentary Track output document (also available in French and Spanish)
- Summary of the IGF 2021 High-Level Exchange Panels and of Global Youth Summit
- Session reports and transcripts
- IGF 2021 statistics, photos and videos
Click here to see more including the high-level addresses, press releases and other outputs
Donors to the Trust Fund
Nic.at The Austrian Registry
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) - Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS)
Government of the United Kingdom
Coordination Center for TLD RU
European Telecommunication Network Operators' Association
The Walt Disney Company
Government of the United States
Government of Switzerland
Government of the Republic of Korea
Government of Sweden
Politecnico di Torino
Government of Germany
Afilias Global Registry Services
Government of Norway
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft - Communications / Nokia Siemens Networks
Government of the Netherlands
The Internet Society (ISOC)
The Internet Society Foundation
Brazilian Internet Steering Committee
European Registry for Internet domains (EURid)
China Energy Fund Committee
Government of Finland
Number Resource Organization (NRO)
Government of Japan
auDA Australia's Domain Name Administrator
Danish Internet Forum
Government of Portugal - Fundacao Para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia
Summit Strategies International
The Swiss Education & Research Network (SWITCH)
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
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The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) serves to bring people together from various stakeholder groups as equals, in discussions on public policy issues relating to the Internet. While there is no negotiated outcome, the IGF informs and inspires those with policy-making power in both the public and private sectors. At their annual meeting delegates discuss, exchange information and share good practices with each other. The IGF facilitates a common understanding of how to maximize Internet opportunities and address risks and challenges that arise.