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Internet Governance Forum

IGF logoThe Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a United Nations-organised event, mandated by the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) as an open and inclusive forum for multi-stakeholder Internet policy dialogue. It is not a decision-making body, but provides an opportunity for the various Internet stakeholder groups to share information and coordinate their activities.

The first IGF was held in 2006 in Athens, Greece, and it has been held annually since that time in cities around the world. Its initial five-year mandate was renewed in 2011 for a further five years.

The RIPE NCC and the IGF

The RIPE NCC has contributed to each of the IGF events, working with the other RIRs under the umbrella of the Number Resource Organization (NRO). These contributions have included organising workshops, speaking on panels and contributing to discussions on a range of Internet governance topics. Further details on these contributions are available on the NRO website:

 

The RIRs and their communities have also contributed actively to the discussions regarding the creation and evolution of the IGF, most recently as part of the CSTD Working Group on the IGF.

RIPE NCC Director of External Relations, Paul Rendek, is currently a member of the IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG).

Internet Governance Forum News

NRO to Lead Key Internet Infrastructure Discussions at 2011 IGF

IPv6 Deployment and Internet Governance workshops to highlight importance of multi-stakeholder cooperation

NRO contribution to the IGF February Open Consultation

Suggestions for the IGF 2001 program - An NRO Constribution to the February open consultants (This document only available as a PDF).

IP Addresses Readily Available to Indian Networks

Comments at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) about IPv4 address space not being available to Indian networks are misguided, says Director General of the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC).

RIPE NCC Awarded Special Status from United Nations
Comments to WGIG on Draft Working Paper on IP Numbers (April 2005)
Call for Comments on the WGIG Draft Working Papers