IGF Virtual booth at EuroDIG 2021
I About the IGF and IGF 2021
The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) – convened by the United Nations Secretary-General – is the global multistakeholder forum for dialogue on Internet governance issues. 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. Each annual meeting is hosted by a different government. The programme of the meeting is planned by the IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group - MAG.
- About IGF
- Resolution 70/125 adopted by the UN General Assembly on 16 December 2015 which extends the IGF mandate, (70/125)
On 6 to 10 December 2021 the Government of Poland will host the IGF. We will meet at the International Congress Center in Katowice.
It is worth remembering that the UN IGF 2021 does not end on December 10. December 10-12 the IGF After Party will take place – a weekend full of innovative discussions and interesting activities for young programmers from around the world! The 16th annual IGF will be hosted in a hybrid format. The meeting will aim at accommodating the participation of stakeholders present onsite in Katowice or participating online, in the same way as much as possible.
II Intersessional Work
In between the two annual IGF meetings, the community works on several substantive activities and presents and discusses them at the annual IGF meeting. These include:
- Dynamic Coalitions – open, multistakeholder and community-driven initiatives dedicated to exploring a certain Internet governance issue or group of issues.
- Best Practice Forums – multistakeholder networks focusing existing and emerging good practices from community experience. The 2021 BPFs are:
- Policy Networks – multistakeholder efforts that provide in-depth expert view on broad Internet governance topics of global population's interest. The 2021 policy networks are:
National, Regional and Youth IGF initiatives (NRIs) are organic and independent multistakeholder networks that are discussing issues pertaining to Internet Governance from the perspective of their respective communities, while acting in accordance with the main principles of the global IGF.
As of 2021, there are more than 137 initiatives located in all five UN regions and spread around the world.