Tunis Agenda for the Information Society
Secretary-General of United Nations to convene a
for multi-stakeholder policy dialogue called the Internet
Governance Forum (IGF)
IGF official website
Fifteenth meeting of the IGF, 2 - 6 November 2020, Katowice, Poland
Fourteenth meeting of the IGF, 25 - 29 November 2019, Berlin, Germany
Thirteenth meeting of the IGF, 12 - 14 November 2018, Paris, France.
Twelfth meeting of the IGF, 18 - 21 December 2017, Geneva, Switzerland
Eleventh meeting of the IGF, 6 - 9 December 2016, Jalisco, Mexico.
Tenth meeting of the IGF, 10 - 13 November 2015, João Pessoa, Brazil
Ninth meeting of the IGF, 2 - 5 September 2014, Istanbul, Turkey
Eighth meeting of the IGF, 22 - 25 October 2013, Bali, Indonesia.
Seventh meeting of the IGF, 6 - 9 November 2012, Baku, Azerbaijan.
Sixth meeting of the IGF, 27 - 30 September 2011, Nairobi, Kenya.
Fifth meeting of the IGF, 14 - 17 September 2010, Vilnius, Lithuania.
Fourth meeting of the IGF, 15-18 November 2009, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
Third meeting of the IGF, 3 - 6 December 2008, Hyderabad, India.
Second meeting of the IGF, 12 - 15 November 2007, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
First meeting of the IGF, 30 October - 2 November 2006, Athens, Greece.
MANDATE OF THE IGF (para 72)
Discuss public policy issues related to key elements of
Internet governance in order to foster the sustainability,
robustness, security, stability and development of the
Facilitate discourse between bodies dealing with
different cross-cutting international public policies
regarding the Internet and discuss issues that do not fall
within the scope of any existing body;
Interface with appropriate inter-governmental
organisations and other institutions on matters under their
Facilitate the exchange of information and best
practices, and in this regard make full use of the expertise
of the academic, scientific and technical communities;
Advise all stakeholders in proposing ways and means to
accelerate the availability and affordability of the
Internet in the developing world;
Strengthen and enhance the engagement of stakeholders in
existing and/or future Internet governance mechanisms,
particularly those from developing countries;
Identify emerging issues, bring them to the attention of
the relevant bodies and the general public, and, where
appropriate, make recommendations;
Contribute to capacity building for Internet governance
in developing countries, drawing fully on local sources of
knowledge and expertise;
Promote and assess, on an ongoing basis, the embodiment
of WSIS principles in Internet governance processes;
Discuss, inter alia, issues relating to critical
Help to find solutions to the issues arising from the
use and misuse of the Internet, of particular concern to
- Publish its proceedings.