Last week in Berlin the 14th Internet Governance Forum of the United Nations annual meeting was held. The IGF’s goal is to bring people together to discuss public policy issues relating to the Internet. However, there is no negotiated outcome at the IGF; it serves only as a place for policy-makers to discuss, exchange information and share good practices.
According to its official website "the IGF facilitates a common understanding of how to maximise Internet opportunities and address risks and challenges that arise."
This being said, even without any specific outcomes expected, some of the numerous sessions which took place last week were of great interest.