Don’t let others write the rules of the Internet for you

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The year’s most important meeting on the future of Internet is gathering this month. Here is why you should take part.


On December 6 – 10, 2021 Poland will host the UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF 2021). We will meet at the International Congress Center in Katowice.

The 16th annual IGF meeting will be hosted by the Government of Poland in Katowice from 6-10 December, under the overarching theme: Internet United. On behalf of the United Nations Secretary-General Mr. António Guterres, all stakeholders are invited to the 16th IGF. The IGF 2021 hybrid process, develops around the issue areas and features a preparatory and engagement phase which includes build-up sessions on the IGF 2021’s issue areas, development of the intersessional work as well as a series of capacity development activities. More information about the implementation of the hybrid format, as well as the draft IGF 2021 programme is available on the IGF website.

Registration for IGF 2021 is OPEN. All participants are required to register, regardless if participating online or onsite. The list of already registered participants is available.

Visit the IGF 2021 Host Country website for more information about the 16th IGF logistics such as the venue, accomodation, visas, public transportation and coronavirus travel information.

A parliamentary track will be held in the context of IGF 2021 under the theme Legislative approaches for a user-centric digital space. The track will include online preparatory sessions, between September and November, and parliamentary events on 7 and 8 December.

A high level leaders track has been developed with the Government of Poland.

The list of accepted IGF 2021 workshops is available. Lists of all other accepted sessions are also available.

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