Internet Governance Forum 2017
The IGF is a global multistakeholder forum that promotes discussions and dialogue about public policy issues related to the Internet. It was convened for the first time in 2006 by the United Nations Secretary-General.
The theme of the 2017 IGF meeting is “Shape your digital future!”.
During this event, UNESCO will convene 4 sessions on Internet Universality indicators, multistakholder practises in Internet governance, artificial intelligence and big data and world trends in freedom of expression and media development.
UNESCO Pre-event (17/12/2017 at 1PM): Towards Meaningful Multistakeholder Mechanisms in Internet Governance
UNESCO takes this occasion to present a comprehensive study which was commissioned to achieve better understanding of the ways in which multistakeholder participation mechanisms have evolved since the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) more than ten years ago. The session will welcome diverse actors and stakeholders that have been and remain involved in multistakeholder processes to compare and analyze their experiences as cited in the report.
UNESCO Workshop (20/12/2017 at 11:50 AM): Multi-stakeholder consultation on defining Internet Universality indicators to support 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda
UNESCO takes the occasion to present its first draft of “Internet Universality Indicators” and engage with global stakeholders for their inputs and contributions. This is a kick-off of UNESCO’s phase 2 global consultation to develop a set of Internet Universality Indicators.
UNESCO Open Forum (21/12/2017 at 9AM): Exploring implications of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for building inclusive Knowledge Societies and achieving SDGs
UNESCO organizes this Open Forum to trigger debates and reflections on the human rights and other implications of big data and Artificial Intelligence on building inclusive knowledge societies and achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
UNESCO workshop (21/12/2017 at 10:20 AM): World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development
This session will provide a platform for discussion and building on the findings of the 2017/2018 report of UNESCO's flagship series on World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development. The World Trends Report explores recent developments at the global and regional levels in media freedom, pluralism, independence, and safety, each examined through a gender-sensitive lens and with special attention given to transnational and digital media.