Event Wrap: IGF 2018

By on 13 Dec 2018

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APNIC participated at the 2018 Internet Governance Forum (IGF 2018) in Paris, France from 12 to 14 November 2018.

The 13th annual meeting of the IGF welcomed more than 3,000 delegates from 143 economies who participated at 171 sessions both onsite and remotely on the main theme, ‘Internet of Trust’. There was also an IGF Village, with 56 booths representing the government, private sector, civil society and technical communities.

For the first time, the IGF was presided at the highest level of both the host country, the government of France and the United Nations Secretariat. UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres and French President Emmanuel Macron both spoke at the Opening Ceremony, with President Macron announcing the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace, a framework for regulating the Internet and fighting against cyberattacks, cyberthreats and hate speech.

It was also the first time the IGF was co-located with two other events as part of Paris Digital Week, the inaugural Paris Peace Forum and GovTech Summit.

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