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Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2017

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The twelfth annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 18 to 21 December 2017, on the theme, Shape Your Digital Future!

The IGF is a global multistakeholder forum that promotes discussions and dialogue about public policy issues related to the Internet. It was convened in 2006 by the United Nations Secretary-General.

With the renewal of its mandate by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2015, the IGF has consolidated its position as a platform for bringing together members of various stakeholder groups as equals. While there is no negotiated outcome, the IGF informs and inspires those with policy-making powers in both the public and private sectors. Delegates hold discussions, exchange information and share good practices with each other at the annual meeting.

The IGF facilitates a common understanding as to how Internet opportunities can be maximized and addresses risks and challenges that arise. It is a forum which gives developing countries the same opportunity as wealthier nations to engage in the debate on Internet governance and facilitates their participation in existing institutions and arrangements. Ultimately, the involvement of all stakeholders, from developed as well as developing countries, is necessary for the future development of the Internet.

After consulting the wider Internet community and discussing the overarching theme of the 2017 IGF meeting, the IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group decided to retain the title “Shape your digital future!”.

 

Image credit: Cristian Bortes www.eyeem.com/bortescristian via flic.kr 

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Time

Monday 18 December 2017 –

Thursday 21 December 2017

Location

Palais des Nations

Avenue de la Paix 14, CH-1211 Geneva 10

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