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Internet Governance Forum 2008

 - 06/12/2008

Logo of the WSIS – World Summit on the Information Society The 3rd meeting of the IGF - Internet Governance Forum was held in Hyderabad, India, on 3rd – 6th December 2007. The IGF was created in the scope of the United Nations, in the second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) held in Tunis on 16th – 18th November 2005 (see Portugal participates in the World Summit on the Information Society). The 1st meeting of the IGF was staged in Athens, Greece, on 30th October to 2nd November 2006, and the 2nd meeting took place in Rio de Janeiro from 12th to 15th November 2007.

The main sessions at the 3rd IGF meeting covered the following topics: Reaching the Next Billion, Promoting Cyber-Security and Trust, Managing Critical Internet Resources, Emerging Issues, and Taking Stock and the Way Forward. More than 85 workshops and other sessions ran concurrently (see session programme).

The Portuguese delegation was headed by the President of the Knowledge Society Agency (UMIC), who made various interventions during the meeting.

The meeting was preceded by the meetings listed below, which were held at the United Nations in Geneva, where Portugal was represented by the Knowledge Society Agency (UMIC):

The first two years of the IGF’s activity are described in the recently-published book, the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) – The First Two Years.

The 4th IGF meeting will be held in Cairo, Egypt, on 14th – 17th November 2009, and the 5th meeting will take place in Vilnius, Lithuania in 2010.

Last updated ( 03/10/2011 )