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The Host Country, UN DESA and the IGF Secretariat are keeping a close watch on the development of ‎the COVID-19 pandemic and its possible impact on the IGF processes. Any changes will be ‎communicated. ‎ The Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be hosted by the Government […]


The Host Country, UN DESA and the IGF Secretariat are keeping a close watch on the development of ‎the COVID-19 pandemic and its possible impact on the IGF processes. Any changes will be ‎communicated. ‎

The Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be hosted by the Government of Poland in Katowice from 2 – 6 November 2020 under the overarching theme: Internet United

UK Government gives grant to the IGF Trust Fund for the redevelopment of the IGF website into a fully-fledged interactive collaborative platform in order to better fulfil the IGF mandate. The grant aims at strengthening community collaboration and inclusiveness, particularly for developing countries, as well as the accessibility and usability of the website.

In view of the COVID-19 situation, the IGF Secretariat is making plans to host the IGF 2020 Second Open Consultations and MAG meeting online around 16 – 18 June 2020. If the situation improves before the meeting, there is the contingency to switch the meeting back to face-to-face with strong online support. The IGF Secretariat will update the community as we go along.

IGF 2020 Host Country Webinar on Youth Engagement in IGF 2020 will be hosted on 11 May at 14:00 p.m. UTC.

MAG Chair publishes her new blog post on the IGF 2020 process.

Call for IGF 2020 Remote Hubs open until 20 September.

The first IGF 2020 Outreach Webinar was hosted on 6 April 2020 at 14:00 UTC.

Calls to submit session proposals for Workshops | Open Forums | Day 0 Pre-Events | IGF Village Booths | DC Sessions | NRIs Sessions | closed on 22 April 2020, 23:59 UTC.

Received Workshop Proposals are available.

IGF 2020 Call for Travel Support and 15h IGF Music Night closed.

Call to NRIs to apply for financial grants closed on 3 March.

IGF 2020 Call for Validation of Thematic Tracks closed on 6 February. The analysis is available. 

IGF 2020 First Open Consultations & MAG Meeting was hosted from 14 to 16 January 2020 at the United Nations Office at Geneva, Switzerland.

Synthesis of feedback on the IGF 2019 and suggestions for improvements of the IGF 2020.

Final IGF 2019 Outputs

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