The Ninth Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum(IGF)

Connecting Continents for Enhanced Multistakeholder Internet Governance

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The ninth Internet Governance Forum (IGF) took place in 2014 in Istanbul. More than 2,000 onsite participants from all continents representing governments, intergovernmental organizations, private sector, civil society and the technical community participated. The forum played a key role in facilitating policy debates and identifying emerging issues for discussion on topics such as Net Neutrality; the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) stewardship transition and pressing questions about Human Rights online, among many others. This report contains conclusions and outcomes of more than 100 expert-led discussions, debates and edited transcripts of all the main sessions.



Introduction by the Host Country, Republic of Turkey

Turkey is proud to have hosted the ninth IGF in Istanbul 2-5 September 2014, the largest IGF held to date, attracting over 3,500 participants, of whom approximately 2,400 were on-site and 1,100 were online. With the overarching theme of ‘Connecting Continents for Enhanced Multi-stakeholder Internet Governance’, which drew inspiration from Istanbul’s unique location where two continents meet, IGF 2014 introduced a number of innovations to its format and methods of working, as is evidenced by this book of the meeting’s proceedings.


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