Kuwait Information Technology Society (KITS) hosted in the State of Kuwait the First Arab Internet Governance Forum (Arab IGF) under the umbrella of the League of Arab States (LAS)
and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) in
Coordination with the Arab IGF Secretariat The National Telecommunication Regulatory
Authority of the Republic of Egypt (NTRA).
The Forum was held between 9-11 October 2012 in Kuwait Regency Hotel. The Forum is an Arab multistakeholder initiative similar to the Internet Governance Forum (Internet
Governance Forum), which is held annually under the umbrella of the United Nations based on the Outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society.
The First Arab Internet Governance Forum is a platform for dialogue for all stakeholders
(Governments – the private sector – civil society – academics – the technical community regional and international organizations) to discuss and debate topics and issues concerning the use of the Internet that is important and relevant to the Arab region.
The First Arab IGF discussed the following themes:
• Security and Privacy;
• Managing Critical Internet Resources;