INTERNET GOVERNANCE FORUM

The annual 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.

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The 13th Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be hosted by the Government of France at the headquarters of UNESCO in Paris from 12 to 14 November 2018 with a theme of "The Internet of Trust". The IGF is the world's largest open platform for multi-stakeholder dialogue on digital policy issues. It is open for participation to everybody from all over in the world. There is no fee.
 
The IGF is convened by the United Nations Secretary-General as an open, inclusive and ‎multistakeholder platform for bringing all stakeholders together as equals to discuss public ‎policy issues related to key elements of internet governance.‎
 
Through a bottom-up process, the IGF community has decided to address some of the currently ‎most critical internet policy issues, clustered into eight core themes:
  • Cybersecurity, Trust ‎and Privacy
  • Digital Inclusion and Accessibility
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Evolution of ‎Internet Governance
  • Human Rights, Gender and Youth
  • Development, Innovation and ‎Economic Issues
  • Media and Content
  • Technical and Operational Topics.‎
This year's annual IGF meeting is expected to include more than a hundred sessions, ‎organised by various stakeholders from around the world, that will help to orient the public ‎discourse toward achieving needed improvements. ‎
 
A delegation will be in attendance promote a Better Internet for Kids (BIK) initiative on behalf of the EC, Insafe and INHOPE. As in previous years, the delegation are hosting an Insafe-INHOPE booth, while implementing a Safer Internet Day (SID) Polaroid campaign.
 
For further information, consult the IGF website or the host country IGF website. You can also visit the IGF Twitter profile, the dedicated 2018 edition Twitter profile and get updates at on Twitter using #IGF2018
 
Please check back regularly for the latest updates.

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