The 17th annual IGF meeting is hosted by the Ethiopian government in Addis Ababa under the overarching theme of "Resilient Internet for a Shared Sustainable and Common Future." This year's thematic focus areas include comprehensive human rights protection, preventing Internet fragmentation, data collection and privacy regulations, security and accountability, and dealing with advanced technologies including AI.
Children's rights considerations are also important to the priority issues this year. Children's rights are human rights, so it is imperative that they be considered in the first focus topic. The Convention on the Rights of the Child and General Comment 25 can also provide important guidance on privacy and security and protection.