The IGF is a global multistakeholder platform that facilitates the discussion of public policy issues pertaining to the Internet. The Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) was scheduled to take place from 2-6 November 2020, in Katowice, Poland. The theme for IGF 2020 was, 'Internet United'. The programme was organized around four thematic tracks: Data; Environment; Inclusion; and Trust.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, IGF 2020 will take place online.
The IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) together with the IGF Secretariat and UN DESA will conduct consultations on the modalities for the virtual IGF annual meeting. The IGF Secretariat will host the IGF 2020 Second Open Consultations and MAG meeting online from 15-19 June 2020.
Due to the changes in location, upcoming hosting arrangements have been adjusted. The Government of Poland will host the IGF 2021 Annual Meeting in Katowice in the 4th quarter of 2021. The Governments of Ethiopia and Japan will host the IGF annual meetings in 2022 and 2023, respectively, pending arrangements.
dates: 2-6 November 2020