13th Internet Governance Forum

12 Nov 2018 to 14 Nov 2018
UNESCO, 7 Place de Fontenoy, 75007 Paris
Paris, France

The 13th annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is taking place on 12–14 November 2018, in Paris, France. The meeting will be hosted by the Government of France and will be held at the UNESCO Headquarters. Read more in the event announcement below.


IGF Dailies and Final Report


IGF Daily 1, Published on Tuesday, 13th November 2018

IGF Daily 2, Published on Wednesday, 14th November 2018

IGF 2018 Final Report

IGF Final Report, Published on Tuesday, 27th November 2018

Session reports


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Prefix monitor

prefix monitor during the IGF 2018

The use of prefixes in digital policy is indicative of the trends and developments in the field. In fact, even though our seven prefixes share the same meaning, the preference to use one prefix over the other is suggestive of the stance that actors take in relation to a particular issue.

The prefix cyber was the most used prefix during the entire conference. This should come as no surprise considering the fact that a significant amount of sessions was dedicated to cyber-related issues such as cybercrime and cybersecurity. Digital and online came in second place. The prefix online was used slightly less than digital during the IGF and therefore holds the third place for the three days. The term tech scored less on the third day than it did on the second day of the Forum, nevertheless, it maintained its fourth position overall.

Prefixes tech and net swapped places on the third day coming in fourth and fifth respectively whilst they occupy the fifth and sixth place for the duration of the entire conference.

The prefix virtual was the least used during throughout the IGF.

Stakeholder representation in the IGF 2018 compared to IGF 2017


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Event announcement


The three-day 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 multiple Internet governance and digital policy issues. Several main sessions will also be part of the programme, on topics that will be decided by the Multistakeholder Advisory Group, in consultation with the broader IGF community. The outputs of the IGF 2018 intersessional activities will also be discussed at the meeting. In addition, national and regional IGF initiatives will share experiences and discuss about their specificities, challenges, and plans for the future. For more information, read about the IGF process on our dedicated page.


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