Internet Governance Forum 2008


3 – 6 December 2008


Hyderabad, India


The purpose of IGF is to support the United Nations Secretary-General in carrying out the mandate from the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) with regard to convening a new forum for multi-stakeholder policy dialogue - the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). The site provides an interactive, collaborative space where all stakeholders can air their views and exchange ideas.

IFLA's Senior Policy Advisor, Dr. Stuart Hamilton, will attend the IGF on behalf of IFLA. During his attendance he will blog the experience.

The IGF is essentially a high-level global discussion forum made up of stakeholders from governments, businesses and civil society organisations. It has no power to take decisions but the sheer number of delegates from all across the spectrum of Internet development - including representatives from ICANN who control the Internet’s Domain Name System, decision-makers at Microsoft or Cisco Systems, or representatives from organisations concerned with keeping access to information on the Internet free from censorship, such as IFLA or the Association of Progressive Communications (APC) - make it a meeting with the potential to influence the future of the Internet.

Conference, FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression)

Last update: 10 April 2015