The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a multi-stakeholder forum that brings together all stakeholders in the Internet governance debate, including governments, the private sector or civil society, the technical and academic community, on an equal basis and through an open and inclusive process. The establishment of the IGF was one of the outcomes of the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) and was first convened in 2006.

The NRO has contributed an annual financial contribution to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) since 2010 and has participated in the event since 2006. An overview of the NRO’s activities and involvement at each IGF can be found below:


Year Location
2019 Berlin, Germany
2018 Paris, France
2017 Geneva, Switzerland
2016 Guadalajara, Mexico
2015 João Pessoa, Brazil
2014 Istanbul, Turkey
2013 Bali, Indonesia
2012 Baku, Azerbaijan
2011 Nairobi, Kenya
2010 Vilnius, Lithuania
2009 Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
2008  Hyderabad, India
2007  Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
2006  Athens, Greece


IGF Contribution

The Internet Governance Forum is funded through donations from the various stakeholder groups, including the NRO. The host countries bear the majority of the costs of holding the annual IGF meeting in their country. While the IGF  Secretariat’s activities are funded through extra-budgetary contributions paid into a multi-donor Trust Fund administered by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA).

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Last modified on 09/12/2019