Welcome to Poland,
„Internet United” is a motto of the approaching IGF. However, it is not just another empty slogan but a real obligation and challenge for the whole Internet society, involving representatives of governments, the private sector, academia, civil societies and technical organizations. As we are all human beings, the Internet is united through us. It is the human spirit that drives the global network. Our dreams, ideas and actions make the network is constantly in motion. In this respect, the multistakeholder approach gives all of us a chance to openly present the broad perspective and in due course enable mutual understanding between different positions of participants on the future of Internet debate. Surely, we agree upon far more issues than differ about – we perceive shared values as a foundation for mutual trust and consensus. Bringing together all interested stakeholders, Poland is hosting the next year’s global Internet Governance Forum. Since we are doing this for the first time, – it is a great honour for our whole Internet community and the reason to be proud. In cooperation with the UN Secretariat we invite all those for whom the Internet and its future are very important to join us during the 15th IGF. The Internet is our global, public resource, which we can influence and benefit from as long as we stay united globally. We are looking forward to meeting you in Katowice on 2-6 November 2020. See you in Poland!