9 Nov 2015 to 13 Nov 2015


The tenth annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Meeting is scheduled to take place in João Pessoa, Brazil, on 10-13 November 2015. Planning for the meeting is currently ongoing.

[New] Social media at IGF Brazil
[New] Draft schedule .pdf download
[New] Information for remote participation
IGF Secretariat page with full links and information
Host country IGF 2015 website

You are especially invited to attend two important workshops organised by Diplo and the GIP:

No. 27 Viable application & debate: online participation principles in Workshop Room 6 at 16.00 - 17.30 on Day 3, 12 November.

No. 172 Cybersecurity, human rights and Internet business triangle in Workshop Room 4 at 14.00 - 15.30 a.m. on Day 4, 13 November.

You are cordially invited to visit the DiploFoundation and GIP booth in the Village Square for more information about our activities, for information and orientation at the IGF, or just to say hello.

The IGF process takes place 365 days a year. Input to open consultations on line contributions are encouraged.

Stay updated on the process at the IGF website.

Renewal of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group

press release announcing the renewal of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group has been issued. 

Open Consultations and MAG Meeting

The first Open Consultations and Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) Meeting in the IGF 2015 preparatory process took place on 1-3 December 2014, in Geneva, Switzerland. These consultations also took stock of the IGF 2014 meeting, looking at what worked well and what did not.

Taking stock of IGF 2014 and looking forward to IGF 2015

Stakeholders were invited to submit written contributions taking stock of the IGF 2014 meeting and looking forward to the IGF 2015 meeting, including suggestions on the format, schedule and themes. Nineteen contributions were received and are available for public viewing. 

A synthesis paper summarising the received contributions is available. The paper was expected to form an input for the Open Consultations and MAG Meeting of 1-3 December 2014. 

[Update] IGF 2014 Best Practice Forums Outcome Documents

The final outcome documents of the five Best Practice Forums held at the 2014 IGF meeting are now available, together with a general overview of the process. They reflect the rough consensus views of the lead experts and contributing stakeholders and make suggestions for future work. 

  1. Best Practice Forums Overview
  2. Developing meaningful multistakeholder participation mechanisms 
  3. Regulation and mitigation of unsolicited communications (e.g. "spam")
  4. Establishing and supporting Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRT) for Internet security
  5. Creating an enabling environment for the development of local content
  6. Online child protection

More details are available on the IGF website.

The Geneva Internet Platform is an initiative of the Swiss authorities


Members of the Steering Committee are FDFA, OFCOM and the Canton of Geneva

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