This week, SWGfL have been delighted to attend the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Kyoto Japan whilst also attending on behalf of the UK Safer Internet Centre and as part of the broader Insafe network. The IGF is ‘’one of the most important fora in the field of Internet policy, where diverse stakeholders discuss a wide range of issues related to the Internet on an equal footing under the auspices of the United Nations.’’ Ourselves along with many other stakeholders across the world are attending the Forum to discuss a range of online issues and what solutions are available under the theme of ‘’Internet we want – Empowering all people’’.
I am confident that lively discussions among participants from all over the world will lead to a better future for the Internet, for the future of all of us and for the development of the free and open Internet which leaves no one behind.
Suzuki Junji (Minister for Internal Affairs and Communication)
What is Covered?
The Forum is an opportunity to listen to 300 sessions that look to cover issues surrounding the following areas:
- AI and Emerging Technologies
- Avoiding Internet Fragmentation
- Cybersecurity, Cybercrime and Online Safety
- Data Governance and Trust
- Digital Divides and Inclusion
- Global Digital Governance and Cooperation
- Human Rights and Freedoms
- Sustainability and Environment
We are looking to discuss our extensive work within the protection of individuals online including StopNCII.org which supports those affected by intimate image abuse along with our international work ensuring appropriate online safety policy and practice is being met.
It is a real privilege for us to be attending this forum and work alongside some of the most important organisations across the world. Ensuring the safety and security of individuals online is an ongoing battle that requires ongoing collaboration and global infrastructure. These discussions are essential and we look forward to sharing our work.
David Wright (CEO of SWGfL)