Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a unified platform which aims at discussing the current and important issues of the Internet across the world. It was established in 2006 when the Tunis Agenda for the Information Society invited the Secretary-General of the United Nations to set up a new forum to stimulate open policy dialogue on issues of Internet Governance.
IGF invites the participants across the Globe on its annual meeting. Participants represent the governments, multinational organizations, Internet service providers, telecommunication companies, civil society and the media. Participants discuss on the multifaceted public policy issues and share their opinions and experiences related to Internet governance. The meeting helps to bring the people from different backgrounds and territories to a common understanding.
The fifth annual IGF Meeting will be held in Vilinius, Lithuania, on 14-17 September 2010.
In order to facilitate the participation of professionals from across the world, IGF secretariat provides the opportunity to create remote participation hubs. The remote hub connects the participants across the world. Through this remote hub participants will be able to watch and listen to the proceedings of the IGF and also to discuss the issues covered by IGF.
In Pakistan, NUST SEECS in collaboration with Internet Society (ISOC) Pakistan Chapter is establishing remote participation hub for fifth annual IGF Meeting at NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Sector H-12, Islamabad. An open invitation is given to all likely participants interested in attending the IGF 2010 and accumulating necessary experience and knowledge about the International Internet governance issues. Please visit http://seecs.nust.edu.pk/ for registration details.