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:
|2015||João Pessoa, Brazil|
|2009||Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt|
|2007||Rio De Janeiro, Brazil|
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).
- NRO pledges continued support for IGF
- NRO IGF Trust Fund – Sept 2010
- History of the IGF
- World Summit on Information Society (WSIS)
Last modified on 09/12/2019