History of the IGF

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) process resulted in the “Tunis Agenda for the Information Society” which called for the establishment of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), a multi-stakeholder forum for policy dialogs on Internet governance issues. The NRO has participated in IGF events and workshops since 2005.

Goal sharing

Although the NRO focuses on governance relating to the distribution and management of Internet number resources, the NRO’s own goals coincide directly with the goals of the IGF:

  • Foster the sustainability, robustness, security, stability, and development of the Internet
  • Facilitate the exchange of information and best practices, fully utilizing the expertise of the academic, scientific, and technical communities
  • Advising all stakeholders on the ways and means they can accelerate the availability and affordability of the Internet in the developing world
  • Strengthen and enhance the engagement of stakeholders in Internet governance mechanisms, particularly those from developing economies
  • Contribute to capacity building for Internet governance in developing countries, drawing on local knowledge and expertise

Last modified on 27/06/2018