United States Participation at the 2015 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Joao Pessoa

Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release                                                                                           

U.S. Ambassador to Brazil Liliana Ayalde, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration  Larry Strickling, U.S. Secretary of State’s Coordinator for Cyber Issues Christopher Painter, and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda will travel to João Pessoa to participate in the 2015 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) taking place November 10-13, 2015.

The United Nation’s World Summit on the Information Society established the IGF in 2006 to address evolving questions related to issues access and connectivity, Internet economy and development, Internet governance, human rights and Internet freedom, and cyber security and trust with the multistakeholder community.  This is the 10th annual IGF, and the theme for the 2015 IGF meeting is:  “Evolution of Internet Governance:  Empowering Sustainable Development.”

The IGF is a global, open, and inclusive venue in which attendees share views, concerns, and experiences on the Internet issues of the day and, by doing so demonstrate the multistakeholder processes that have made the Internet an engine of global economic growth and innovation.  The United States looks forward to the dialogue in workshops and other collaborations with Internet stakeholders, including members of governments, industry, civil society, academia, and the technical community at the IGF.