Internet Governance Forum 2018

When :

from Monday 12 November, 2018
to Thursday 15 November, 2018

Type of event :

Category 4- International Congress

Where :

UNESCO Headquarters, 7, place de Fontenoy, 75007, Paris, France

Contact :

Sasha Rubel (Email:

The thirteenth Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be hosted by the Government of France at the headquarters of UNESCO in Paris from 12 to 14 November 2018. The Internet Governance Forum serves to bring different stakeholder groups together as equals, in discussions on public policy issues relating to the Internet. While there is no negotiated outcome, the IGF informs and inspires those with policy-making power in both the public and private sectors. At their annual meeting delegates discuss, exchange information and share good practices with each other. The IGF facilitates a common understanding of how to maximize Internet opportunities and address risks and challenges that arise. As a platform for discussions. The IGF has identified a number of issued at global and national levels over the years and shaped policy decisions related to ICTs.
This year’s IGF is part of France’s “Paris Digital Week” alongside the Paris Peace Form and GovTech Summit from 11-14 November 2018. In the framework of the IGF 2018 edition, held under the theme “Internet of Trust,” UNESCO will organize a number of workshops, open forums, and side-events open to registered participants.


* WS #410 Preventing Youth Violence Through ICTs
Tuesday, 13 November, 11:50-13:20, Room XI

* WS #185 Preventing Youth from Online Violent Radicalization
Tuesday, 13 November, 15:00-16:30, Room IV

* WS #182 Artificial Intelligence for Human Rights and SDGs
Wednesday, 14 November, 11:20-12:50, Room IV

Open Forum

* OF #5 Measuring a free, open, rights based and inclusive Internet
Tuesday, 13 November, 16:10-17:10, Room X

* OF #8 Implementation of WSIS Action Lines for SDGs,WSIS Forum 2019
Monday, 12 November, Salle III, 12:20-13:20


* UNESCO Booth in IGF Village: Software Heritage, in partnership with INRIA

Side Event

* Open discussion: Harnessing Artificial Intelligence to advance Knowledge Societies and achieve Good Governance
Thursday, 15 November, 9:00-18:00, Mozilla Foundation, in partnership with Internet Society (ISOC) and the Mozilla Foundation

* Symposium on Media Development and Internet Governance
Monday, 12 November 2018, 15:00 – 18:30, Bonvin Building, Room XVI, UNESCO

Other related events

* Screening of The Cleaners
Tuesday, November 13th, 19h, Room II, followed by a Q and A

* Hackathon “Informational disorders in the digital era”
Monday, 12 November, 14:00 to Wednesday, 14 November, 14:00 (DINSIC, 20 avenue de Segur), co-organized by Internet Society France (ISOC France), Savoir*Devenir, Agence France Presse (AFP) and Renaissance numérique