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Wednesday, November 27


Why the IGF Matters: Fundraising Drive (Saal Europa)
Moderator: MAG Chair
Presenters: 3 - 5 min each

I - INTRODUCTION - Co-moderators
  • Manal Ismail
    Director of the International Technical Coordination Department at the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Egypt
  • Vint Cerf
    Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google
  • ‘Chat’ Garcia Ramilo
    Executive Director, Association for Progressive Communication
  • Maarten Botterman,
    Chairman of the Board of Directors, ICANN
  • Hartmut Glaser
    Executive Secretary of the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee/CGI.b
- DESA/UN Representative

V - Q&A - 20 mins
Presenters to address following questions:
- Why we (my organization) participate in IGF activities?
- Examples of how/where participation in IGF activities has made a difference

Wednesday November 27, 2019 08:15 - 09:15
Saal Europa Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany


Implementing Internet standards and protocols for a safer Internet ( LW Int. and De Natris Consult)
This workshop is a integral part of an IGF intersessional pilot project. The rational behind the pilot is to actively establish whether the IGF is able to influence or speed up current debates within internet governance. By bringing relevant, sometimes new stakeholders to the IGF and not only have them let them present their point of view, but to ask all present to create recommendations together that are commonly understood as potential solutions to the challenge at hand, a longlasting debate may change course.

The topic selected is the implementation or deployment of already existing internet standards or protocols, like e.g. DNSSEC, RPKI, OWASP, BCP 38, etc., that on deployment would make the internet, thus all its users more safe from abuse and harm. Despite the fact that many involved stakeholders agree deployment is necessary, for some reason the internet world is slow in doing so.

This project tries to establish what the reasons for slow deployment are and to provide recommendations to different stakeholder groups how to speed up deployment, including a plan of action and who to involve in the debate. The outcome is a report published late January 2020. You can find more in-depth information here:

This workshop will be, in part, an interactive one. All present will be divided into working groups tackling one specific topic on the deployment of internet standards. The agenda will be:
1) introduction ca. 5 minutes;
2) break out working groups, ca. 45 minutes;
3) reporting.

One break out group is specifically for the remote attendants, so they can actively participate. Each group is led by a moderator, assisted by a rapporteur.
The work carried out so far has led to five concept recommendations that aggregate the imput gathered so far. These are the working groups:

Concept recommendation 1. Create a (positive) business case for the deployment of internet standards (moderator Roelof Meijer, SIDN)

Concept recommendation 2. To deploy internet standards successfully it has to be incorporated in law, that is regulated actively (Mark Carvell, consultant, formerly Department of Culture, Media and Sports, U.K.)

Concept recommendation 3. To deploy standards successfully they need to be built into products (by design/default) (Paul Wilson, APNIC)

Concept recommendation 4. Make standards and their effect on internet security better known (Arda Gerkens, director EBOK, senator NL parliament)

Concept recommendation 5. (online) Make ICT and internet products more secure through education (TBC)

The goal is to:

1) Assess if there are current successful initiatives;
2) Provide one or more recommendations on the way forward;
3) Provide suggestions for an action plan for these recommendations;
4) Advise on who to involve and how to reach them.

As you can see, there is no predetermined outcome to this process, making your input important to the work in this pilot. You can select your own group of choice, though in the room it will be made certain that there is an equal split between the groups. Your experience and ideas are important for this project to succeed, so please feel welcome to join in and share your views actively.

Session Organizers
avatar for Wout de Natris

Wout de Natris

Consultant/owner, De Natris Consult
If you like to discuss strengthening cooperation within the IGF context, multiyear strategy for the IGF or the deployment of internet standards feel free to contact me. Looking forward to meet and talk.Are you in need of an experienced moderator? Let's meet and discuss.

Wednesday November 27, 2019 13:00 - 14:30
Raum III Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany



UN Human Rights, UN Global Pulse and Access Now: Consultation on the report of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel On Digital Cooperation (recommendation 3a)
The June 2019 report of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, The Age of Digital Interdependencemakes a series of recommendations related to human rights and human agency. This open consultation will focus specifically on Recommendation 3a, which calls on diverse stakeholders to take part in a review of how States, international organizations and companies practically implement obligations and responsibilities under international human rights law in the digital age:
Recommendation 3a: Given that human rights apply fully in the digital world, we urge the UN Secretary-General to institute an agencies-wide review of how existing international human rights accords and standards apply to new and emerging technologies. Civil society, governments, the private sector and the public should be invited to submit their views on how to apply existing human rights instruments in a proactive and transparent process.
The report reaffirms that rights offline apply fully online, and recommendation 3a seeks to ‘identify how human rights can be meaningfully applied to ensure that no gaps in protection are caused by new and emerging digital technologies.’ The report notes, in reference to international human rights law that:
The rights these treaties and conventions codify apply in full in the digital age – and often with fresh urgency. Universal human rights apply equally online as offline… There is an urgent need to examine how time-honoured human rights frameworks and conventions – and the obligations that flow from those commitments – can guide actions and policies relating to digital cooperation and digital technology.’
As part of an open consultation process that has started just weeks ago in Geneva, the UN Human Rights Office, UN Global Pulse and Access Now invite to this meeting to gather ideas and feedback on the implementation of Recommendation 3a and to build a multistakeholder constituency interested in contributing to follow-up to Recommendation 3a. We would like identify the key areas where a review would be most needed and will thus discuss with all participants questions such as:
  • In which areas of digital technology policy and practice do you see the largest gaps in applying the international human rights framework?
  • How can we close this gap? What would good guidance look like?

Wednesday November 27, 2019 13:10 - 14:50
Convention Hall I - C Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany


Advancing Cyberstability: Final Report of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace

Session Description
On 12 November 2019, the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) issued its final report Advancing Cyberstability, as part of a panel held at the 2019 Paris Peace Forum. The report represents the culmination of the Commission's work, offering a multistakeholder cyberstability framework, a set of four principles, six recommendations, and eight norms of responsible behaviour.

During this session, members of the Global Commission will present the elements of the cyberstability framework and place them in the context of ongoing global efforts to enhance international security in cyberspace. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback on the GCSC proposals. Input and feedback from groups like the IGF community represented the bedrock of interactions with the wider group of state and non-state experts and will form the basis of the advocacy of the report going forward.


Introduction to the GCSC and the Cyberstability Framework

Cyberstability Definition and Principles

Norms of Responsible Behaviour 


Way forward and Q&A 


  • Latha Reddy, GCSC Co-Chair and former Deputy National Security Advisory of India
  • Anriette Esterhuysen, Director of Global Policy and Strategy, Association for Progressive Communications
  • Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Professor Emeritus, University of Aarhus, former member on the ICANN Board of Directors, and former Special Ambassador of the NETMundial Initiative
  • Olaf Kolkman, Chief Internet Technology Officer, Internet Society (ISOC)
  • Christopher Painter, former Coordinator for Cyber Issues, U.S. State Department

About the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace

Launched at the 2017 Munich Security Conference, the mission of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) is to develop proposals for norms and policies to enhance international security and stability and guide responsible state and non-state behavior in cyberspace. The GCSC’s composition mirrors the multistakeholder reality of cyberspace by bringing together 28 Commissioners and Chairs, and four Advisors from all regions and backgrounds. The Commission helps to promote mutual awareness and understanding among the various cyberspace communities working on issues related to international cybersecurity, in particular by finding ways to link dialogues on international security with the new communities created by cyberspace.

For an overview of the report, please see the Fact Sheet and for a copy of the report, visit Advancing Cyberstability. For more information please visit www.cyberstability.org and on our social media channels (@theGCSC). 

Session Organizers

Alexander Klimburg

Director, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace

Wednesday November 27, 2019 13:15 - 14:15
Raum V Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany


Internet and Jurisdiction Policy Network 2019
The Session will provide stakeholders with an update on the work of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network in 2019, in particular the publication of the Operational Approaches documents, which were developed by the Members of the three Policy Programs of the Policy Network and which contain concrete proposals for Operational Norms, Criteria and Mechanisms to address some of the most pressing cross-border legal challenges of the digital 21st century.

In addition, the Session will inform participants on the outcomes of the 3rd Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network, held on June 3-5, 2019 in Berlin and hosted by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany with the institutional support of the Council of Europe, European Commission, ICANN, OECD, United Nations ECLAC and UNESCO. 

At the Session, the full version of the Internet & Jurisdiction Global Status Report 2019 will also be launched. This Report is the world's first mapping of trends, actors, and initiatives with regard to cross-border legal challenges in cyberspace and is based on an unprecedented collaborative large-scale data collection.

Session Organizers
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Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network
The Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network is the multistakeholder organization addressing the tension between the cross-border Internet and national jurisdictions. Its Paris-based Secretariat facilitates a global policy process engaging over 300 key entities from governments, the... Read More →

Wednesday November 27, 2019 13:15 - 14:15
Saal Europa Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany



Book Launch Event: The Myth-Busting IGF Book - "Busted! 50 internet myths and why they are wrong" by Matthias C. Kettemann und Stephan Dreyer
Yes, laws matter online. No, criminals don’t all go free. And no, privacy isn’t dead – yet. Matthias C. Kettemann and Stephan Dreyer have edited a book busting the 50 most common internet myths which all IGF participants have received. In this book launch event the editors and authors of the book will present key contributions and share their plan on the future of busting Internet myths.

edited by Matthias C. Kettemann and Stephan Dreyer Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut

https://www.internetmythen.de/ and https://www.internetmyths.eu
you can find the whole  book at https://www.hans-bredow-institut.de/uploads/media/Publikationen/cms/media/t7t0b6c_KettemannDreyerInternetMyths2019.pdf

Session Organizers
avatar for Matthias C. Kettemann

Matthias C. Kettemann

Head of Research, Leibniz Institute for Media Research
I research rule and rules online, disinformation, cybersecurity, Internet Governance, international internet law, freedom of expression, right to internet access ... and of course #NextGenIG and #50InternetMyths

Wednesday November 27, 2019 13:30 - 14:00
Estrel Saal C Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany


How can Distributed Ledger Technology foster the SDGs? (University of Geneva and Geneva Macro Labs)

Blockchain has the potential to support the Sustainable Development Goals and provide good privacy. However, this requires best practices, standards, and appropriate regulation.

This high level panel will discuss

  • opportunities and risks of using bockchain
  • the work of standards organizations regarding blockchain technology
  • certification of blockchain based applications
  • the result from the conference on blockchain & GDPR on November 26th
  • what are the best regulatory approaches to support the SDGs?
Panelists Please find further information here:

Session Organizers
avatar for Jörn


Technology and Legal Expert on Blockchain and Data ProtectionDigital Liberties EnthusiastPhD candidate University of GenevaLecturer at Geneva School of Diplomacy

Wednesday November 27, 2019 13:30 - 15:00
Raum IV Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany


IGF Donors Meeting (Saal Europa)
Representatives of donors to the IGF will meet to discuss the current financial status of the IGF and plans for the future.

More about the donors to the IGF is available at the IGF website: https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/donors-to-the-igf-trust-fund

Wednesday November 27, 2019 18:00 - 19:00
Saal Europa Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany
Thursday, November 28




Conclusions of European stakeholder consultation on the report “The Age of Digital Interdependence”
Conclusions of European stakeholder consultation on the report “The Age of Digital Interdependence”
Organiser: EuroDIG
In July 2018, UN Secretary-General António Guterres established the High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation. Co-chaired by Melinda Gates and Jack Ma, the Panel consisted of 22 international experts from government, the private sector, academia, the technical community and civil society. Its goal was to identify good examples and propose modalities for working cooperatively across sectors, disciplines and borders to address challenges in the digital age. On 10 June, the Panel submitted the report to the UN Secretary General. You find the report and further information on www.un.org/en/digital-cooperation-panel/.
Collating European views on the Report of the High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation
The IGF, EuroDIG and other relevant platforms for inclusive multi-stakeholder dialogue have laid important ground for the work of the Panel and play a key role in discussing digital cooperation and governance. At its preparatory meeting in January 2019, the EuroDIG community decided to provide for a space to discuss and assess the HLP report and collate views from all stakeholders from all over Europe on the report and its recommendations.
In June 2019 European stakeholders where invited to express their views on the Report “The Age of Digital Interdependence”. EuroDIG set up a platform that allowed to comment on a paragraph by paragraph basis or by submitting a holistic assessment of the report and its findings. The comments are published in chronological order in which they were received at
Mark Carvell, former UK government representative, chaired the project and summarised all contributions in a single document that we herewith make available to the global public for further discussion at the UN Internet Governance Forum in Berlin in November 2019 or at any other occasion. https://www.eurodig.org/index.php?id=804
It is important to note that EuroDIG sees this process as one opportunity to trigger a debate and exchange on the findings of the Panel and does not intend to consider itself as the only platform to discuss views on and possible follow-up actions to the findings of the report. EuroDIG welcomes other initiatives that provide for a space to discuss and assess the Panel’s report and invites all European stakeholders to also participate in these.

Thursday November 28, 2019 13:15 - 15:00
Raum I Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany
Friday, November 29


Meeting on Cyber-Accountability: Building Attribution Capability
Open Work Meeting on Cyber-Accountability: Building Attribution Capability

Organized by the Internet Governance Project and ICT4Peace Foundation.

Agenda for meeting:
1. Why is attribution an Internet governance problem? (Milton Mueller, IGP, USA, academia) (10 min)
2. Updates on attribution governance activity (20 min) 
     a. Multi-stakeholder Zurich Workshop (Serge Droz, ICT4Peace, Switzerland, private sector) 
     b. Cyber Peace Initiative (Stéphane Duguin, Europol, government) 
     c. Moving forward, proposed workshop at Georgia Tech (Milton Mueller, IGP, USA)
3. Discussion amongst participants (30 min)

This meeting will aim to inform participants about an ongoing effort to form a global network of cybersecurity researchers who want to cooperate to develop attribution capabilities and perform cyber-attributions of state-sponsored cyber-attacks. It will describe the results of an initial meeting at the University of Toronto as well as a multi-stakeholder attribution workshop conducted in Zurich at ETH this summer, the formation of the Cyber Peace Institute, and plans for the next steps. The goal is to perform attributions that are considered scientific and credible by the community. Accountability for cyber-attacks has increasing geopolitical significance. Attribution made by one nation-state is unlikely to be accepted as neutral and authoritative by other nation-states, especially if those states are rivals or hostile. Various commentators on this issue have proposed that a transnational attribution organization exclude governments and be led by experts in academia and business. The Internet Governance Project (IGP), ICT4Peace, and several other organizations are forming the nucleus of an informal network of universities and civil society organizations who want to become involved in cyber-attribution and attribution research.

This meeting is organized as an informational and discussion session amongst any researchers and businesses who are engaged in or interested in cyber-attribution. However, discussion will be led and moderated by people who attended the two workshops and will have input from the Cyber Peace Institute. They will update the group on the formation of the network and facilitate the engagement of new people and organizations.

  • Mlton Mueller, IGP, USA, academia
  • Serge Droz, ICT4Peace, Switzerland, private sector
  • Stéphane Duguin, Europol, government

  • Milton Mueller, IGP, USA, academia
  • Serge Droz, ICT4Peace

  • Serge Droz

Session Organizers
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Brenden Kuerbis

Research Scientist, Georgia Institute of Technology
avatar for Milton Mueller

Milton Mueller

Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
Milton Mueller is the O.G. of I.G. He directs the Internet Governance Project, a center for research and engagement on global Internet governance. Mueller's books Will the Internet Fragment? (Polity, 2017), Networks and States: The global politics of Internet governance (MIT Press... Read More →

Friday November 29, 2019 12:00 - 13:00
Convention Hall I - C Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany


The persecution of digital security trainers & human rights defenders - the case of Ola Bini (Amnesty, APC, Access Now, Article 19 etc)
Amnesty International has called Swedish privacy advocate and digital security trainer Ola Bini a human rights defender for his work with human rights groups, journalists and social movements.
We are currently witnessing a global trend in the persecution of digital security researchers and trainers. In this outputs-focused convening, we will strategize with leading groups around our key asks of governments to ensure that digital security trainers such as Ola Bini, are recognized and protected as human rights defenders for their work to ensure the human right of privacy.
We’ll share an update on Ola’s case, discuss its important implications for the IGF community, and then brainstorm strategies to ensure the protection of human rights defenders more broadly.

Session Organizers:
Access Now
Amnesty International
Association of Progressive Communications (APC)
Article 19
Direchos Digitales
Fundacion Karisma
Privacy International

Friday November 29, 2019 13:00 - 14:00
Raum II Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany


Launch of the book: El Reto de la Democracia Digital
Launch of the book: 
FORD Elaine, "The challenge of digital democracy. Towards an interconnected citizenship". Lima, Peru, 2019.
Online edition: www.democraciadigital.pe

Comments by:
- Manuel Haces, Manager of Public Policy & Government Affairs, Google (Mexico) 
- Paola Galvez, Public Policy & Legal Counsel (Peru)
- Elisson Diones, Youth SIG Chair, ISOC (Brazil) 

Presentation by:
- Elaine Ford, author (Peru)

SUMMARY: Through this book the author, Elaine Ford, wants to transmit her knowledge, her experience and the great work undertaken through the Digital Democracy Program, which she has been promoting in Peru for six years. She wants to show how the Internet and technology play a crucial role in the lives of citizens, political parties, public entities, among others. It is a publication with conceptual, theoretical components, current information and analysis; but at the same time with the sample of experiences throughout these years. The international perspective is always present, because these digitalization processes are global.

The chapters have a logical order. Each of them covers a series of areas of the Internet ecosystem that are of special relevance and have been the key axes in the work of Digital Democracy and that, in addition, are transcendental aspects for the Peruvian reality.

The book includes four major chapters: 1) Definitions of Digital Democracy 2) Digital Citizenship: empowerment and change in the digital age 3) Politics in digital times and 4) Internet governance and human rights online.

 This book contributes to reflection to understand how to meet the new challenges brought by the digital revolution in order to strengthen democracy and coexistence among its various actors.

Session Organizers
avatar for Elaine Ford

Elaine Ford

Director and Founder, D&D International - Digital Democracy
I promote Digital Democracy in Peru.Director and founder of D&D International - Digital Democracy.President of Internet Society (ISOC) Peru. Member of ISOC 2019 Chapters Advisory Council Steering Committee.

Friday November 29, 2019 13:00 - 14:30
Raum V Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany