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UN IGF - United Nation Internet Governance Forum

Organismo Internazionale

Internet Governance Forum

The objective of the Forum is to maximize the opportunity for open and inclusive dialogue and the exchange of ideas; to try and create feedback loops between the different topics; to create opportunities to share best practices and experiences; to listen, dialogue and learn as well as to identify key themes that would, in the future, benefit from the Internet multistakeholder perspective.

Internet Governance Forum general themes are is as follows:

  1. Managing critical Internet resources;
  2. Security, openness and privacy;
  3. Access and diversity;
  4. Internet governance in the light of WSIS principles;
  5. Taking stock and the way forward – on the desirability of the continuation of the Forum;
  6. Emerging issues: Impact of Social Networks.

The mandate of the Forum is to:

  • Discuss public policy issues related to key elements of Internet governance in order to foster the sustainability, robustness, security, stability and development of the Internet;
  • Facilitate discourse between bodies dealing with different cross-cutting international public policies regarding the Internet and discuss issues that do not fall within the scope of any existing body;
  • Interface with appropriate inter-governmental organizations and other institutions on matters under their purview;
  • Facilitate the exchange of information and best practices, and in this regard make full use of the expertise of the academic, scientific and technical communities;
  • Advise all stakeholders in proposing ways and means to accelerate the availability and affordability of the Internet in the developing world;
  • Strengthen and enhance the engagement of stakeholders in existing and/or future Internet governance mechanisms, particularly those from developing countries;
  • Identify emerging issues, bring them to the attention of the relevant bodies and the general public, and, where appropriate, make recommendations;
  • Contribute to capacity building for Internet governance in developing countries, drawing fully on local sources of knowledge and expertise;
  • Promote and assess, on an ongoing basis, the embodiment of WSIS principles in Internet governance processes;
  • Discuss, inter alia, issues relating to critical Internet resources;
  • Help to find solutions to the issues arising from the use and misuse of the Internet, of particular concern to everyday users;
  • Publish its proceedings

Staff Members: Markus Kummer, Executive Coordinator. Chengetai Masango, Programme and Technology Manager. Avri Doria, part-time Consultant. Adam Peake, part-time Consultant. Seiiti Arata, Intern. Joseph Mokaya Gichana, Fellow. Sarah Goldfarb, Intern. Aniekan Udoh, Intern.

Mailing Address
United Nations
Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)
Palais des Nations, CH-1211 Geneva 10


Website: http://www.intgovforum.org


Laura Abba, Antonella Giulia Pizzaleo e Stefano Trumpy fanno parte della delegazione italiana all'Internet Governance Forum.


Stefano Trumpy

Foto di Stefano Trumpy

Antonella Giulia Pizzaleo

Foto di Antonella Giulia Pizzaleo

Start of collaboration: 2006

End of collaboration : 2010