The second face-to-face 2019 Open Consultations and MAG meeting took place on April 9-11, 2019 at the ITU building in Geneva, Switzerland. The MAG member Lianna Galstyan participated in the discussions of shaping the IGF 2019 to be held on 25-29 November in Berlin, Germany.
In parallel, the 10th WSIS Forum 2019 gathered delegations from many countries at the ITU Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The Minister of Transport, Communication and IT Mr. Hakob Arshakyan delivered a speech at the WSIS Forum, presenting the developments in the field of technology in Armenia and state policy and priorities for the sector development.
On 28-30 January, 2019 the First Open Consultations and MAG meeting for IGF 2019 was held in Geneva, Switzerland. IGC Secretariat Member Lianna Galstyan participated to the meeting as MAG member. The meeting was planned to receive inputs from the wide community and stocktaking of the IGF 2018 and to discuss the process and upcoming work towards the IGF 2019 to be held on 25-29 November, 2019 in Berlin, Germany.
The 13th Global Internet Governance Forum was held on 12-14 November at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France. The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and the President of France Emmanuel Macron made keynote opening speech.The overarching theme was “The Internet of Trust” highlighting the Internet security and trust. The multiple topics of discussions included cyber security, emerging technologies, evolution of the Internet governance, human rights issues, media and fake new, and more.
The Armenian IGF, represented by IGC Secretariat Member Lianna Galstyan, actively participated in discussions on various topics.
More information about the IGF key messages can be found here.
On 11-13 July, 2018 the Second Open Consultations and MAG meeting for IGF 2018 was held in Geneva, Switzerland. IGC Secretariat Member Lianna Galstyan participated to the meeting as a MAG member. Face-to-face meeting was devoted to the planning process of the 13th IGF to be held on 12-13 November in Paris, France. Details can be found in the official website.
IGC Secretariat – Internet Society NGO Board Member, SEEDIG Executive Committee Member Lianna Galstyan participated to the SEEDIG 2018 (South Eastern European Dialogue on Internet Governance) meeting taking place on 22-24 May 2018 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The event was held under the honorary patronage of the President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia, and was hosted by the Digitas Institute. SEEDIG 2018 was attended by 120 participants from 27 SEE and neighboring countries representing all stakeholder groups.