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The Asia-Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF)

From 26 to 29 July 2017 the Asia Pacific Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) will be hosted in Bangkok, Thailand by Chulalongkorn University and the Thai National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC).

The demand for the Internet in Asia is not just growing, but growing at an accelerating rate. The APrIGF serves as a platform for discussion, exchange and collaboration at a regional level, and also where possible to aggregate national IGF discussions, to ultimately advance the Internet governance development in the Asia-Pacific region.

Building on the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, and the mandate given at the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunis in 2005, the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a United Nations activity initiated in 2006 as a global platform for multi-stakeholder policy dialogue on prevailing and emerging issues on Internet governance so as to foster the sustainability, robustness, security, stability and development of Internet.

The Internet has become an integral part of people’s life. Despite the advantages, significant challenges such as a widening digital divide must be addressed. These issues have no respect to national borders, and therefore require collaboration between countries and territories to address.

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