In 2003 and 2005, the United Nations organized the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). One of the most critical outcomes from this landmark summit was the creation of the Internet Governance Forum, or the “IGF”.
The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a multistakeholder governance group for policy dialogue on issues of Internet governance.
IGFs happen around the world throughout the year. Once a year participants gather for the global IGF. The event offers a unique space for an amazing range of people to share information and develop solutions.
It allows people to speak freely, on an equal footing, not as a a decision-making body. The IGF plays an essential role in decisions made by people creating a viable and reliable Internet for all.