The Internet Governance Forum: Paris hosts the 2018 edition!

From 12 to 14 November 2018, Paris will be hosting the thirteenth edition of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), a major event for global internet governance organised under the aegis of the United Nations. The theme selected for this year: “Internet of Trust”.


Every year, the IGF facilitates exchanges between the various actors in public policies on Internet governance: governments and intergovernmental organisations, of course, but also private sector companies, the technological community, academics and civil society organisations.

The theme for this year’s edition will enable participants to exchange views on such varied fields as:

  • regulatory frameworks,
  • global trends,
  • potential risks,
  • good (or bad) practices adopted or currently under discussion.
Created in Tunis in 2005 by the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a global platform for debate on all public policies bearing on the Internet.
Originally planned for five years, the IGF’s mandate was renewed by the WSIS+10 Resolution adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2015.


France will take advantage of the occasion to promote the French and European vision of digital technology that it presented last December in its International Strategy for the Digital Sector. Its adherence to the United Nations’ system with regard to digital governance will be reasserted in particular.

The President of the Republic should be attending the Forum, which is one of a series of major international events on digital technology set to be held in Paris, along with the Paris Peace Forum (11 November) and the GovTech Summit (12 November).