The United Nations created the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) to continue the work of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). The IGF has brought together stakeholders from government, industry, and civil society to discuss Internet governance issues at a series of annual meetings since 2006.
The Internet Society at the IGF
The Internet Society attends the IGF each year as a trusted member of the Internet community. We also established an IGF Ambassador program that brings qualified participants to the IGF from around the world and from all stakeholder groups to learn and to teach about Internet governance. We believe the value of the IGF is its ability to bring together people who might not otherwise meet.
Each year the Internet Society makes important contributions to the IGF as a trusted partner and representative for our members. You can find research, tools, and information related to the IGF in this section. If you have any questions during your research, don't hesitate to contact us.
- IGF 2011 and the Internet Society
- IGF 2010 and the Internet Society
- IGF 2009 and the Internet Society
- Archived Internet Society Contributions to the IGF
IGF Ambassador Programme
IGF Ambassadors take part in global policy engagement activities while providing valuable expertise and know-how to the policymakers and decision makers who participate in IGF meetings.
The Seventh Annual IGF Meeting will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan from 6-9 November 2012. The proposed main theme for the meeting is: ‘Internet Governance for Sustainable Human, Economic and Social Development’.
The current list of themes covered by workshops at IGF 2012 are:
- Access and Diversity
- Emerging Issues
- Internet Governance for Development [IG4D] cross cutting priority
- Managing Critical Internet Resources
- Security, Openness and Privacy
Taking Stock and the Way Forward