November 17, 2021
The UN Internet Governance Forum – #IGF2021 starts in Katowice on 6th December
This will be the most important digital event of the year. In December, Poland will be the heart of the global debate on the future of the Internet.
The IGF 2021 will be attended by the UN Secretary General António Guterres, the European Commission Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, several ministers of digitisation from all over the world, business representatives from different continents, and activists from non-governmental organisations and academic communities. The most important decisions regarding the future of the Internet will be made during that event.
The UN Internet Governance Forum – IGF 2021 will take place from 6th to 10th December 2021 at the International Congress Centre in Katowice (Plac Sławika i Antalla 1).
The headline of this year’s Internet Governance Forum is Internet United, which means open, free and undivided Internet where users have their rights. This year’s event will be the 16th edition of the IGF.
Check out the programme
We already know the programme of the main phase of the Internet Governance Forum (7th – 10th December) and the so-called “Day Zero” (6th December). In total, it comprises over 300 different activities, including workshops, open discussion forums, group sessions, and networking sessions. The programme also includes high-level debates in which the representatives of countries and international organisations will participate, and a parliamentary session.
The programme of the UN Internet Governance Forum - IGF 2021 also includes workshops proposed by people from all over the world. Anyone could submit their ideas. The UN selected 83 workshops related, among other things, to the protection of children on the Internet, sustainable consumption in e-commerce, digital rights and obligations, and freedom of expression on the Internet etc. that will take place during this year’s IGF. See the full list of workshops.
The list is constantly updated – check it out!
Event particularly addressed to young people
We want this year’s Internet Governance Forum to be an important event for young people from all over the world, who mostly make up the global online environment. Therefore, the Youth Internet Governance Forum (Youth IGF) will be one the events accompanying the IGF 2021.
Anyone is welcome to attend the Internet Governance Forum. You just have to register. Do it now! See the details.
See you in Katowice! We hope that this will give us an opportunity to hold extremely interesting discussions and make good decisions. We are waiting for you!
More information is available at www.igf2021.pl