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The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) sees the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) – both as an annual global event and national, regional and intersessional processes and events – as critical for bringing together key stakeholders for policy dialogue, collaboration, coordination, capacity building and networking, and as a platform to raise human rights concerns. We want to express our appreciation to all who made the IGF 2019 possible: the Secretariat, the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG), the MAG chair, the government of Germany, providers of financial support to the IGF, and all those who contributed to intersessional work, national and regional IGF initiatives and the annual event.
This document summarises APC's reflections on the 2019 IGF in terms of what worked well and what did not work so well, in the areas of content, agenda and sessions; logistics; and inclusion, diversity and safety. It further offers recommendations for the 2020 IGF in those same areas.