Internet Governance Forum

Digital competences to harness technologies for sustainable development
Digital competences to harness technologies for sustainable development 10 February 2018 Carlos Afonso from Nupef

This piece is an adaptation of the speech given by Carlos A. Afonso, executive director of APC member in Brazil, Nupef, during the session  "NRIs Collaborative Session: Digital competences to harness technologies for sustainable development - Cases and approaches" at the Internet Governance Forum in Geneva, December 2017. Digital technologies have reached new heights in their complexity, including the diversity and complexity of networked systems and applications. As we speak, ...

APC at the IGF 2017: Towards open, universal and affordable access to the internet for all people
APC at the IGF 2017: Towards open, universal and affordable access to the internet for all people 17 January 2018

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a multistakeholder policy dialogue space convened by the United Nations Secretary General in 2006 to “foster the sustainability, robustness, security, stability and development of the internet.” Twelve years later, it remains a platform for some of the most controversial internet governance issues, allowing actors with quite radically different and often opposing views to come together in an environment that is in the main respect...

A bit of IGF 2017: Access, fake news, hate speech and empowerment
A bit of IGF 2017: Access, fake news, hate speech and empowerment 16 January 2018 Veridiana Alimonti, Intervozes

The 12th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) took place between 18 and 21 December 2017 in Geneva. Once again, different countries, perspectives and stakeholders were brought together to discuss relevant issues related to the internet and technology, ranging from access and human rights online to new technologies and "hot" emerging issues. Here I will look at a number of the issues discussed...

Global Information Society Watch 2017: National and Regional Internet Governance Forum Initiatives (NRIs)
Global Information Society Watch 2017: National and Regional Internet Governance Forum Initiatives (NRIs) 20 December 2017

National and Regional Internet Governance Forum Initiatives (NRIs) are now widely recognised as a vital element of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) process. In fact, they are seen to be the key to the sustainability and ongoing evolution of collaborative, inclusive and multistakeholder approaches to internet policy development and implementation. A total of 54 reports on NRIs are gathered in...

Global Information Society Watch 2017 special edition - Internet governance from the edges: NRIs in their own words
Global Information Society Watch 2017 special edition - Internet governance from the edges: NRIs in their own words 19 December 2017

National and Regional Internet Governance Forum Initiatives (NRIs) emerged in response to the success of the first two global Internet Governance Forums (IGFs). The Tunis Agenda for the Information Society, the outcome document of the final phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), alongside the call for the creation of the IGF, served as the foundations for the model of bott...

Latin America in a Glimpse: Gender, feminism and the internet in Latin America
Latin America in a Glimpse: Gender, feminism and the internet in Latin America 18 December 2017 Derechos Digitales

During the last three years, Latin America in a Glimpse has been an annual recount of the most relevant events in Latin America in terms of technology and human rights. This summary allows readers to get an idea of the scene in the region regarding: relevant issues discussed, emerging threats, the response of public policies to the challenges projected by technology and the role that civil soci...

Briefing document: Cybersecurity policy and human rights
Briefing document: Cybersecurity policy and human rights 14 December 2017 Deborah Brown, Anriette Esterhuysen and Mallory Knodel

This briefing document aims to frame discussions at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2017 Day 0 event “A rights-based approach to cybersecurity: A pipe dream or a critical means to a secure and stable internet?”. The goal of this event, and therefore this briefing document, is to deepen understanding of the human rights dimensions of cybersecurity policy in 2017. It touches on major deve...

APC Priorities for the 12th Internet Governance Forum
APC Priorities for the 12th Internet Governance Forum 14 December 2017

1. Preamble The 12th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) comes at a time when inclusive multistakeholder approaches to internet governance are both mainstreamed and precarious at once. National and regional IGF initiatives (NRIs) are growing, but they are also struggling to achieve legitimacy and sustainability as inclusive platforms for debate and collaboration and to translate multistakeholder ap...

APC at the Internet Governance Forum 2017
APC at the Internet Governance Forum 2017 12 December 2017

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is mobilising for the 12th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Geneva, Switzerland, on 18 to 21 December 2017. This page is your go-to resource, compiling: APC's priorities for the 12th Internet Governance Forum, Geneva, 2017 A schedule of events that APC is hosting and co-organising before and during the IGF A...

APC at the IGF 2017: Event coverage
APC at the IGF 2017: Event coverage 10 December 2017

The global Internet Governance Forum remains a unique and vibrant forum, producing valuable intersessional work, despite its shortcomings.  The overall theme for this years’ IGF is “Shape Your Digital Future!”. The main subtheme is “New Technologies & Emerging Issues”. Under these umbrellas, we will try to use our presence in Geneva to capture the activities and highlights of...