The twelfth meeting of the Internet Governance Forum was held in Geneva

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The 12th meeting of Internet Governance Forum (IGF) was held on December 18 – 21, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. 

The IGF is a multi-stakeholder platform established by the United Nations with the aim of discussing and identifying the current trends, perspectives and challenges in Internet governance worldwide. This year’s IGF meeting was attended by approximately 2,500 delegates coming from diverse stakeholder groups such as governments, intergovernmental organizations, civil society, private sector, technical community, media and more. The IGF was held under the slogan “Shape Your Digital Future”.

The main aim of the IGF is to facilitate inclusive, productive discussions on Internet related public policy issues from a general perspective, while keeping all stakeholders involved. The IGF does not adopt resolutions or create any binding treaties. IGF gatherings discuss proposed regulatory frameworks, potential risks, global trends, as well as best and worst practices that have been adopted or are currently under discussion.

For more information on the sessions and the issues tackled, videos and transcripts from the sessions are available at the following links: videos & transcripts.

To reflect the full diversity of opinions on key policy issues, and contribute to the development of more tangible outcomes at the IGF, short, non-binding ‘Geneva messages‘ have been developed. These synthesize the key outcomes from the two high level sessions and five main sessions planned for IGF 2017.

Source: https://www.intgovforum.org/

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