The UK Internet Governance Forum is the national internet governance forum for the United Kingdom.
Internet Governance Forums (IGFs) are an initiative led by the United Nations for the discussion of public policy issues relating to the internet. A key distinguishing feature of IGFs is that they are based on the multi-stakeholder model – all sectors of society meet as equals to exchange ideas and discuss best practices.
The purpose of IGFs is to facilitate a common understanding of how to maximise the opportunities of the internet whilst mitigating the risks and challenges that the internet presents.
The UK IGF has a steering committee and secretariat. The secretariat function is provided by Nominet, the UK’s national domain name registry.
If you are interested in contributing to the UK IGF, please contact [email protected].
EuroDIG Extra Vol. II, 3 March 2021, 9:00 UTC
Let’s discuss this in the next EuroDIG Extra session!
We invite all European Stakeholders to a Consultation on paragraph 93(a) of the Roadmap for Digital Cooperation and here in particular on the first recommendation of a “strategic and empowered multi-stakeholder high-level body”:
“93. While discussions on the different digital architecture models proposed by the Panel are ongoing among stakeholders; the following ideas have emerged with a view to making the Internet Governance Forum more responsive and relevant to current digital issues. These include:
(a) Creating a strategic and empowered multi-stakeholder high-level body, building on the experience of the existing multi-stakeholder advisory group, which would address urgent issues, coordinate follow-up action on Forum discussions and relay proposed policy approaches and recommendations from the Forum to the appropriate normative and decision-making forums;”
Our aim is to make a joint submission to the IGF Consultation Process until 8th Mach 2021. In order to participate and shape the discussion on March 3 (9:00 UTC), just register on the EuroDIG Website.
The session will be moderated by Mark Carvell, Internet Governance Expert and Member of the EuroDIG Support Association.
We hope to see you there.
IGF Stakeholder consultations on IGF High-level Board proposal
In the follow-up of the Secretary-General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation(A/74/821), the UN IGF Secretariate kindly invite all stakeholders to participate in a short survey on considerations for the implementation of paragraph 93 (a) of the Roadmap, concerning a multi-stakeholder high-level body for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF).
Information emerging from answers to the short questionnaire will be taken into account in assessing possible options and timeframes for creating the mentioned multi-stakeholder high-level body.
We appreciate your response to this short questionnaire by 8 March 2021.
2020 UK IGF
Thank you to everyone who attended this year’s UK IGF meeting.