and will be organizing activities at the IGF 2020, the main international group for policy dialogue on Internet governance

28 OUT 2020


Both entities will be presenting panels and roundtables at the 15th edition of the event that will take place online between 2 – 17 November 2020.

The Brazilian Internet Steering Committee ( and The Brazilian Network Information Center ( representatives will be participating in discussions at the 15th Internet Governance Forum (IGF), which is the most important United Nations promoted event that brings together annually all stakeholders in the debate. This year’s meeting overall theme will be “Internet for human resilience and solidarity”, starting on 2 November and closing on 17 November 2020.

The IGF’s main goal is to promote a comprehensive dialogue about relevant topics on Internet governance in an international and multisectoral scope. Some of the relevant subjects that will be addressed by and in the 15th edition are: the scarcity of IPv4 and the implementation of IPv6; the formation of reliable data in search of the Sustainable Development Goals; the children’s rights in the Internet governance’s agenda; discussions about data privacy and mass vigilance, among other topics. Roundtables and panels will be set-up to promote the debate on the different matters.

Since 2011, promotes the Brazilian Internet Forum (FIB), and the Brazilian Pre-IGF (FIB), part of the global national and international IGF networks. Just as in previous editions, the 2020 FIB followed the general IGF themes, connecting local discussions with its global peers. Because of the FIB’s own nature, it functions as a preparatory step for the global IGF, in the sense that it encourages the Brazilian community to participate in it.

The event will be streamed online at

Check below the details of each scheduled activity by and and plan ahead so you can participate live!

5/Nov (Thursday), from 15:10 to 16:10, Brasilia Time
NRIs Collaborative Session: Technical aspects of content regulation

6/Nov (Friday), from 15:20 to 16:20, Brasilia Time
OF 43 Fostering ICT to mitigate the aftermath of human tragedy
Organized by

10/Nov (Tuesday), from 7:20 to 8:20, Brasilia Time
WS 327 - Believe it or not, the Internet Protocol is on Sale!
Organized by|

11/Nov (Wednesday), from 12:10 to 13:40, Brasilia Time
WS 207 - Ensuring Trusted Data Sharing for Monitoring the SDGs
Organized by|

13/Nov (Friday), from 12:10 to 13:40, Brasilia Time
WS 338 Keeping us together: Internet infrastructure in emergencies
Organized by

16/Nov, (Monday), from 9:20 to 10:50, Brasilia Time
WS 92 - Setting Children's Rights in the Internet Governance Agenda
Organized by

17/Nov (Tuesday), from 11:30 to 13:00, Brasilia Time
WS 340 Checks and balances of data privacy within mass surveillance
Organized by

About the IGF

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) was proposed in November 2005 by the World Summit on the Information Society and formed in 2006 after rounds of consultations at the request of the United Nations Secretary-General. The main objective is to reunite annually multiple stakeholders to discuss matters about public policies of the internet. The event took place in Brazil in two different occasions, proposed by First in Rio de Janeiro (RJ) in 2007, and then in João Pessoa (PB) in 2015.

About the Brazilian Network Information Center –

The Brazilian Network Information Center ( is a not-for-profit civil entity governed by private law, which in addition to implementing the decisions and projects of the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee, is also responsible for: coordinating the registration of domain names — (; studying, responding to and handling security incidents in Brazil — (; studying and researching network and operations technologies — (; producing indicators on information and communication technologies — (; implementing and operating Internet Exchange points — (; enabling the participation of the Brazilian community in global development of the Web, and supporting the formulation of public policies — (; and housing W3C office in Brazil (

About the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee –

The Brazilian Internet Steering Committee, which is responsible for establishing strategic guidelines relating to the use and development of the Internet in the country, coordinates and brings together all Internet service initiatives Brazil, promoting technical quality, innovation and the dissemination of its services. Based on the principles of multistakeholderism, transparency and democracy, is a multi-sector Internet governance model, in whose decisions all sectors in society have an effectively participation. One of its formulations is the 10 Principles for Governance and the Use of the Internet ( Further information is available at:

Press contacts:

Weber Shandwick - - +55 (11) 3027-0200 / 3531-4950
Ana Nascimento - - +55 (11) 98670-6579

Communication Team -
Caroline D’Avo
- Communication Manager -
Carolina Carvalho
- Communication Coordinator -
Soraia Marino
- Communication Assistant -
Bruna Migues
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