IPO AT UN IGF POLAND
From 6-10 December was hosted by the Government of Poland in Katowice the 16th annual IGF meeting under the overarching theme: Internet United.
On behalf of the United Nations Secretary-General Mr. António Guterres, were invited to the 16th IGF many persons from governments, international NGOs, and civil society.
Among the guests was the Executive President of IPO Dr. Tomori Mareglen who presented our organization with dignity and professionalism, becoming part of the discussions and analysis on the topic of Internet United-Trust, Security and Stability, where he presented his opinion on the goods and problems of the Internet.
The IGF 2021 hybrid process, was develop around the issue areas and featured a preparatory and engagement phase which included build-up sessions on the IGF 2021’s issue areas, development of the intersessional work as well as a series of capacity development activities.
During the conference Dr. Tomori had the opportunity and pleasure to meet many personalities from around the world and talk to them about the topic of IGF but he also introduced them to the objectives and goals of the IPO and the ambitions we have for the coming years.
The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) serves to bring people together from various stakeholder groups as equals, in discussions on public policy issues relating to the Internet. While there is no negotiated outcome, the IGF informs and inspires those with policy-making power in both the public and private sectors.
At their annual meeting delegates discuss, exchange information and share good practices with each other. The IGF facilitates a common understanding of how to maximize Internet opportunities and address risks and challenges that arise.
The participation of IPO in such activities are concrete facts which prove that our organization is important for the civil society and serious in the work it is doing.