APNIC participated in the Internet Governance Forum 2023 (IGF 2023), held in Kyoto, Japan from 8 to 12 October 2023.
The event welcomed 6,279 participants from 178 economies on site (with 3,000+ online), the largest attendance to date. There were 355 sessions held related to the main theme: ‘The Internet We Want — Empowering All People’.
- Paul Wilson, Pablo Hinojosa and Joyce Chen met with: United Nations Under-Secretary-General Junhua Li for the Department of Social and Economic Affairs; Amandeep Singh Gill, the United Nations Tech Envoy; Doreen Bogdan-Martin, the ITU Secretary-General; and Vice Minister Ahmad Riza Patria from Indonesia. They also met with official delegations from CNNIC, and the governments of Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Korea, Japan, Switzerland, Netherlands, and the UK.
- Paul, Joyce, and Sylvia Cadena met with Vice Minister Yoshida Nobuhiro from Japan.
- APNIC organized a town hall session on ‘Internet fragmentation and the UN Global Digital Compact‘ (GDC) and the importance the technical community has as a multistakeholder.
- Paul spoke in the ‘Main Session on GDC: A multistakeholder perspective‘ and participated in meetings with the technical community and the civil society regarding the GDC.
- Pablo spoke in the ‘DNS: Foundation for Safe, Secure and Interoperable Internet‘.
- Geoff Huston participated as a panellist in the session on ‘Current Developments in DNS Privacy‘ and presented on DNS privacy.
- Geoff also participated as a panellist in the session entitled ‘A Decade Later-Content creation, access to open information‘.
- Pablo, Joyce, and Adli Wahid (who participated remotely) supported the ‘CSIRTs: A Global Dialogue with Cyber Incident Responders‘ session.
- Sylvia and Cathlene Corcoran led a lightning talks session about the ‘Switch! — an inclusive approach to capacity building‘ project.
- The APNIC Foundation also held the ISIF Asia Awards ceremony, with awardees receiving USD 5K for their projects on Internet Exchange Point (IXP) development.
- Sylvia was invited to speak at the Closing Ceremony on behalf of the technical community.
- Joyce finished her three-year tenure as a member of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG).
- APNIC hosted the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) booth alongside the RIPE NCC, sharing information on the role of the Number Resource Organization (NRO), the RIRs, and the technical community in Internet governance.
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