IGF 2023: Children’s and young people’s rights

The 18th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) meeting will be hosted by the Government of Japan in Kyoto in a hybrid format from 8 to 12 October 2023. The theme of this year’s IGF is "The Internet We Want - Empowering All People". Representatives from business, science and civil society will meet with high-ranking government representatives from all over the world and address the following topics in various event formats:

  • AI & Emerging Technologies
  • Avoiding Internet Fragmentation
  • Cybersecurity, Cybercrime & Online Safety
  • Data Governance & Trust
  • Digital Divides & Inclusion
  • Global Digital Governance & Cooperation
  • Human Rights & Freedoms
  • Sustainability & Environment


Many sessions at this year’s IGF will cover the topic of children’s and young people’s rights to protection, empowerment and participation in the digital environment.

We have put together a list of the sessions that will cover aspects of children and young people growing up in a digital environment. This way you can decide which parts of the program are of interest to you. All sessions are designed to actively involve participants, whether they are on-site or online.

Registration is required to attend the IGF. It is recommended that you register in good time before the start of the event. You will receive a confirmation that entitles you to access the on-site events and the digital Zoom meetings.

IGF-Sessions on "Growing up in a digital environment":

Sunday 8.10.2023:

Monday 9.10.2023:

Tuesday 10.10.2023:

Wednesday 11.10.2023:

Thursday 12.10.2023:

The Main Session Human Rights also considers children's rights, the exact date will be updated in this article as soon as it is announced.

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