Seventh Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)
Internet Governance for Sustainable Human, Economic and Social Development
6 – 9 November 2012
IFLA will be represented by a Headquarters Staff member (Headquarters Staff member)
The seventh meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will take place from 6-9 November in Baku, Azerbaijan. The IGF is a UN-sponsored event to discuss the main public policy issues related to the governance and development of the Internet. It identifies and discusses key issues, recognizes emerging trends, and forms recommendations that policy makers worldwide take note of. Almost uniquely for an event of this importance, all discussions take place in a multistakeholder environment where each participant contributes on an equal basis.
The meeting in Baku will revolve around the role of Internet governance in promoting various forms of development. The theme also emphasizes the use of Internet governance to provide a supportive environment for sustainable development.
The Open Consultations and IGF Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) meetings that were held on 14-16 February 2012 and 15-17 May 2012 resolved to organise the agenda of the Seventh Meeting of the IGF along the traditional six themes, which are as follows:
- Internet Governance for Development
- Emerging Issues
- Managing Critical Internet Resources
- Security, Openness and Privacy
- Access and Diversity
- Taking Stock and the Way Forward
The IGF has proven to be a place where all stakeholders freely meet and discuss any issue which affects Internet governance public policies leading to a cross fertilization of ideas that stakeholders can take back to their home institutions.
Last update: 31 October 2012