Event Wrap: IGF 2016

By on 22 Dec 2016

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APNIC participated at the 11th Internet Governance Forum (IGF 2016) held in Guadalajara, México, from 6 to 9 December 2016. Over 2,000 delegates from 83 economies participated in approximately 200 sessions, with thousands more joining online.

Read Paul Wilson’s review from the event IGF 2016: Human capacity for Internet development

The overarching theme of the meeting was “Enabling Inclusive and Sustainable Growth”, encompassing many topics including critical Internet resources; cybersecurity and cybernorms; ICTs in the context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals; international trade agreements and the digital economy; Internet governance capacity-building; youth and gender challenges pertaining to the Internet; and the need to enhance multistakeholder cooperation.

APNIC staff joined at least a dozen IGF sessions as speakers or panellists, and participated in many other sessions. They also met with members of the APNIC community and colleagues from other Internet organizations.

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