13November 2018

CRA Participates in the 13th Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum in Paris

The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) is participating in the 13th Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF 2018), organized by the United Nations and hosted by the Government of France under the theme: “Internet of Trust” at the headquarters of UNESCO in Paris from November 12 -14, 2018.

The IGF is a global open, and inclusive multi-stakeholder platform that brings all stakeholders together as equals to discuss public ‎policy issues related to key elements of Internet Governance. IGF includes open forums, workshops and sessions; it is expected to include more than a hundred sessions, ‎organized by various stakeholders from around the world.

The forum addresses some of the most critical current Internet policy issues, clustered into eight core themes: cybersecurity, trust ‎and privacy; digital inclusion and accessibility; emerging technologies; evolution of ‎internet governance; human rights, gender and youth; development, innovation and ‎economic issues; media and content; and technical and operational topics.‎

During the annual forum, more than 50 stakeholders will display or distribute relevant information about their IGF-related activities at the IGF Village. The IGF 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland, gathered over 2,200 participants from 142 countries, with thousands more stakeholders participating online.