Message from the Director
We hope you will be able to join us in Geneva next week for the IGF’s 12th Annual General Meeting (AGM).
We have prepared an engaging program along the theme of “Sustainable Development Goals and Mining” and look forward to your participation. Please see below for helpful tips on navigating the Palais des Nations and information about the agenda and conference program.
We also hope you will take the time to read the Secretariat’s Welcome Letter in order to learn about key objectives for the meeting and major IGF developments over the past year.
There will be many opportunities for those unable to attend to follow some of the proceedings.
We have engaged IISD’s Reporting Services to produce daily meeting notes which will be available on our event page. We will also be adding presentation materials like powerpoints and reports to our conference documents page and will be providing frequent updates on our Twitter feed.
Greg Radford, Director, IGF Secretariat
Need to know how to get to the Palais des Nations? How to navigate security? Where to grab a snack? The 2016 AGM logistics page has all this and more.
UNCTAD Deputy Secretary-General Joakim Reiter will be helping to set the tone during the formal opening on Tuesday.
We are also expecting engaging speakers from member governments, mining companies, civil society and academia.
Please refer to our conference program for speaker biographies, the agenda and other useful information.
We will be updating our online agenda throughout the course of the conference with related materials like powerpoints and reports.
You may also download a printable PDF of the 2016 agenda here:
We will be providing frequent updates from the conference on our Twitter feed.
We hope delegates and observers will also engage with us on social media.
Please use the hashtag #IGF16 and tag @IGFMining in your Tweets so we can follow your conversations.