The Report ‘The Age of Digital Interdependence’ released in July 2019 by the High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation will be discussed at the upcoming Internet Governance Forum (IGF). The main session dedicated to ‘Internet Governance and Digital Cooperation’ will address the five recommendations that the Panel made with regard to issues such as inclusive digital economy and society, human and institutional capacity, human rights and human agency, trust, security and stability, and global digital cooperation. Much attention is expected to be given to three models of global digital cooperation put forward by the Panel, namely, Internet Governance Forum Plus (IGF +), Distributed Co-Governance Architecture (COGOV), and Digital Commons Architecture. The three models were proposed in response to the gaps and challenges faced by the existing digital mechanisms that struggle to provide ‘tangible outcomes’ and engage actively all stakeholders.
The 14th edition of the IGF will be held between 25th and 29th November.