Internet Governance Forum
The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a UN-linked platform
for frank and open dialogue on the full spectrum of Internet governance issues.
The IGF is an inclusive platform for the discussion of Internet governance policy issues, concrete experiences, policy challenges and choices. Stakeholders from every sector engage in interactive dialogue at the forums to share best practices and policy options, which leads to more informed policymaking.
Engaging with all stakeholders, ICC BASIS brings business expertise to and encourages business participation in the IGF with the aim of spreading the benefits of the information society more widely across the world.
How it started
The IGF is an outcome of the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), which was held in two phases.
The Tunis Agenda for the Information Society signed at the second phase of WSIS, in November 2005, invited the Secretary-General of the United Nations to convene a new forum for multistakeholder policy dialogue, called the Internet Governance Forum [IGF], by the second quarter of 2006 and to implement this mandate in an open and inclusive process.
BASIS is committed to a culture of cooperation with all stakeholders and to the fundamentals set out in the WSIS commitments.