Internet Governance Forum

Inside the Digital Society: Whither digital governance?
Inside the Digital Society: Whither digital governance? 18 January 2023 David Souter

The UN Secretary-General’s proposal for a Global Digital Compact responds to the evolution of the digital environment since WSIS. Our columnist offers some thoughts on the Compact's value, challenges and how to improve its chances of better outcomes.

Irony, feasting and fasting at the Internet Governance Forum
Irony, feasting and fasting at the Internet Governance Forum 17 January 2023 Y. Z. Yau

The annual Internet Governance Forum's beauty of being non-hierarchical is also its weakness, and the author from APC network member CITAD gives his impressions and analysis of what worked and what could have been better at the latest edition held recently in Ethiopia.

Highlights of the APC network @IGF 2022
Highlights of the APC network @IGF 2022 08 December 2022 APCNews

The annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is the United Nations’ most significant multistakeholder event for tackling internet governance. Here are some highlights of the APC network's participation this year.

APC & CIPESA session at FIFAfrica22 will focus on human rights and safety concerns in Ethiopia in the context of the 2022 global IGF
APC & CIPESA session at FIFAfrica22 will focus on human rights and safety concerns in Ethiopia in the context of the 2022 global IGF 12 September 2022 APCNews

This session will discuss human rights and media freedom in Ethiopia, invite questions about safety in the context of the recent conflict there and enable interaction between stakeholders, including the IGF Secretariat and Ethiopian IGF Committee.

Inside the Digital Society: Another IGF, another year
Inside the Digital Society: Another IGF, another year 15 December 2021 David Souter

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) has come a long way in its 16 years. What is it today, and what should its future look like? 

Inside the Digital Society: Eight challenges for internet governance
Inside the Digital Society: Eight challenges for internet governance 02 November 2021 David Souter

At the IGF we often concentrate on specific themes which might be technical, like the domain name system, or more generic such as access or cybersecurity. The challenges I’m going to raise today are more fundamental issues that affect the internet as a whole.

Joint non-governmental stakeholders statement: Ensuring an IGF 2021 hybrid format that strengthens inclusiveness and balanced participation around the globe
Joint non-governmental stakeholders statement: Ensuring an IGF 2021 hybrid format that strengthens inclusiveness and balanced participation around the globe 10 August 2021 Various

Civil society organisations encourage IGF organisers to continue to privilege the remote modality of meeting until the pandemic is under control in all parts of the world, and clear and inclusive rules and practices are adopted concerning vaccination and travel restrictions.

APC at the IGF 2018: Event coverage
APC at the IGF 2018: Event coverage 23 October 2018

This year's Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will take place from 12 to 14 November at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France. The overall theme of the event is “Internet of Trust”. We are heading to Paris to capture the activities and highlights of #IGF2018, and we hope to see you there.

An eye-opening experience in Guadalajara
An eye-opening experience in Guadalajara 24 February 2017 Masibulele Jay Siya, Zenzeleni Networks

My name is Masibulele Siya, but I’m also known as Jay where I live in rural Eastern Cape in South Africa. I was born in the mid-1980’s and raised in these rural areas, but I left my homeland for about seven years for educational purposes.    

IGF 2016: What is the internet’s role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals?
IGF 2016: What is the internet’s role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals? 06 February 2017 Serge Daho, PROTEGE QV

Serge Daho of PROTEGE QV in Cameroon attended the IGF for the first time in 2016 thanks to the APC Member Exchange and Travel Fund. The 11th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) took place in Guadalajara, Mexico on 5-9 December 2016.      

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