About WGIG


The two documents adopted in Geneva, the Declaration of Principles and Action Plan, set the parameters for the WGIG and contain its Terms of Reference. The paragraphs related to the Working Group on Internet Governance can be found here. Click here for the French version. 

The main activity of the WGIG was "to investigate and make proposals for action, as appropriate, on the governance of Internet by 2005." The WGIG was asked to present the result of its work in a report "for consideration and appropriate action for the second phase of the WSIS in Tunis 2005." 

It was asked, inter alia, to deal with the following issues: 

- Develop a working definition of Internet Governance; 

- Identify the public policy issues that are relevant to Internet Governance; 

- Develop a common understanding of the respective roles and responsibilities of governments, existing international organizations and other forums as well as the private sector and civil society from both developing and developed countries.


The Secretariat

- Mailing Address

United Nations
Secretariat of the Working Group on Internet Governance
Palais des Nations, CH-1211 Geneva 10

Tel: +41 22 917 57 68, Fax: +41 22 917 00 92 , email: wgig@unog.ch

- Staff

Markus Kummer, Executive Coordinator

Chengetai Masango, Consultant