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Riyadh Set to Host UN Internet Governance Forum in December

The five-day annual event will gather global experts to discuss internet policies and trends at the King Abdulaziz International Conference Center.

By Inc.Arabia Staff
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Riyadh is gearing up to host the 19th edition of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) organized by the United Nations (UN). Scheduled to take place from December 15th, the five-day event will convene global technocrats, government officials, and stakeholders at the King Abdulaziz International Conference Center (KAICC).[1]

The IGF serves as a platform for discussing and shaping international policies and trends in internet governance. It fosters collaboration among governments, the private sector, and non-profit organizations, aiming to address policy issues, exchange experiences, and identify solutions to emerging digital challenges.

The forum aligns with the objectives of Saudi Vision 2030 highlighting Saudi Arabia's prowess in communications, information technology, and digital government.

The general topic of the meeting is "Building our Multistakeholder Digital Future." The four primary themes of the program are: leveraging innovation and managing risks in the digital sphere; maximizing the role of digital technology in promoting peace, development, and sustainability; advancing inclusion and human rights in the digital era; and enhancing digital governance for the Internet we want.

Last year’s edition of the IGF was held in Kyoto, Japan.

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