Under the overarching theme 'Enabling Inclusive and Sustainable Growth’, this year's IGF meeting will include a large number of workshops, open forums, dynamic coalition meetings, and other events that will give participants the opportunity to engage in open discussions on various Internet governance issues. Several main sessions will also be part of the programme, and they will focus on issues such as: the role of Internet governance in the sustainable development goals (SDGs); sustainable development, Internet, and inclusive growth; human rights; emerging issues; and the future of the IGF and of Internet governance. The outputs of the IGF 2016 inter-sessional activities (phase II of the Policy options for connecting and enabling the next billion project, as well as five best practice forums on IPv6, IXPs, gender and access, cybersecurity, and anti-corruption) will also be discussed at the meeting. In addition, national and regional IGF initiatives will have a dedicated main sessions during which they will be able to share experiences and discuss about their specificities, challenges, and plans for the future.
In December 2015, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the remarkable progress of the Internet and information and communication technologies at the overall review of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS+10). As part of the outcome of WSIS+10, the General Assembly acknowledged the role of the IGF as a multistakeholder platform for discussion of Internet governance issues and decided to extend for another 10 years the existing mandate of the IGF. IGF work moving forward will also support the global effort to achieve the SDGs, many of which relate in one way or another to the Internet and information and communication technologies.
The GIP Digital Watch observatory provided just-in-time reporting from the 11th Internet Governance Forum in Guadalajara, with the aim of addressing the challenge faced by participants and the wider community, both at the IGF and online, to absorb the vast amount of information and data provided in numerous and parallel sessions and other activities. The Geneva Internet Platform's initiative was supported by the IGF Secretariat, ICANN, the Internet Society, and DiploFoundation.
The Final Report, all IGF Daily newsletters, session reports, results from data analysis, and all other updates are available below.
View also the Geneva Internet Platform and DiploFoundation's full programme of activities which were held during the 11th IGF.
IGF Dailies and Final Report