Internet Governance Forum (IGF) – UPSC Prelims

Internet Governance Forum (IGF):
  • IGF is a multi-stakeholder governance group for policy dialogue on issues of Internet governance.
  • Purpose: It brings together all stakeholders in the Internet governance debate, whether they represent governments, the private sector or civil society through an open and inclusive process.
  • Origin: The establishment of the IGF was formally announced by the United Nations Secretary-General in 2006. Its first meeting was first convened in 2006 and has held an annual meeting since then.
  • Secretariat: UN Office in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Funding: IGF is financed through the extra-budgetary Trust Fund Account managed by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs(UNDESA).

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top