Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2020

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IGF 2020 Theme: Internet for human resilience and solidarity

This year, the IGF will be held online, in two phases. ‎

The IGF 2020 pre-events, newcomers sessions, thematic introductory sessions, as well as the Open Forums, NRIs and DC sessions will be hosted from 2 to 6 November during the first meeting’s phase.

The meeting will be officially opened on 9 November and closed on 17 November. During this 7-day phase, workshops, main sessions, the high-level leader’s track, parliamentarians roundtable and thematic concluding sessions will be hosted.

For more than a decade, the Internet Society has supported multi-stakeholder Internet governance processes around the world by providing funding to the global Internet Governance Forum (IGF) as well as a number of National and Regional Initiatives (NRIs), and Schools of Internet Governance (SIGs).

On Monday, 16 November, 15:40 – 17:10 UTC, Andrew Sullivan, our CEO and President, will be speaking at High-Level Leaders Track: Social Development. This session will look into roles digital technologies and digital ‎innovation could play for social development in various aspects.‎ Other panelists include:

  • H.E. Ms. Paola Pisano, Minister of Technological Innovation and Digitalization, Italy ‎
  • Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women, Executive Director ‎
  • ‎Mr. Yong LI, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Director General
  • Mr. Mario Cimoli, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, ‎Deputy Executive Secretary ‎
  • Mr. Arunabha Ghosh, The Council on Energy, Environment and Water, India, CEO and ‎Founder
  • ‎Mr. Josh Kallmer, Zoom, Head of Global Public Policy and Government Relations
  • ‎Mr. Rilli Lappalainen, Fingo, Director of Sustainable Development
  • Ms. Claire Melamed, Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, CEO
  • ‎Ms. Gabriela Ramos, Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO
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Monday 02 November 2020 –

Tuesday 17 November 2020



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