Saudi Arabia: UN Internet Governance Forum to be Hosted in Riyadh

The 19th edition of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), an annual event organized by the United Nations, is scheduled to take place in Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia.

Commencing on December 15, 2024, the five-day global conference will be held at the King Abdulaziz International Conference Center. The IGF serves as a platform for technocrats, government officials, and stakeholders from around the world to convene and discuss international policies and trends pertaining to internet governance. The collaborative nature of the forum encourages participation from governments, the private sector, and non-profit organizations.

At the core of the IGF's objectives is the discussion of policy issues concerning internet governance, the exchange of experiences and best practices, and the identification of emerging digital challenges and solutions. The overarching aim is to enhance international cooperation and raise awareness on matters related to internet governance.

At the same time, the event will provide a platform for Saudi Arabia to highlight its many strengths in IT, digital governance, and communications. In keeping with the plans and goals laid out in Saudi Vision 2030, this is in keeping with the country's drive for excellence in all spheres of life.

Furthermore, the IGF underscores Saudi Arabia's leadership role in promoting digital inclusion and bridging the global digital divide. By contributing to the establishment of a prosperous and inclusive digital economy worldwide, the country is actively advancing the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

In essence, the hosting of the Internet Governance Forum in Riyadh underscores Saudi Arabia's commitment to fostering international collaboration, driving digital innovation, and advancing the goals of sustainable development on a global scale.

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