Location:
Geneva

The ICT4Peace Foundation aims to facilitate improved, effective, and sustained communication between peoples, communities, and stakeholders involved in conflict prevention, mediation, and peace building through better understanding of and enhanced application of information and communications technologies (ICT). 

The organisation was established 2006 with the purpose to raise awareness about the Tunis Commitment (adopted at the conclusion of the second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society) and to promote its implementation in all stages of crisis management. Currently, ICT4Peace activities are aimed at raising awareness about the contribution and potential of ICT in crisis management, humanitarian aid, and peace building, as well as fostering the exchange of best practices in these areas. It also promotes cybersecurity and a peaceful cyberspace through international negotiations with governments, companies, and non-state actors. In addition, the foundation closely follows and contributes to United Nations and multistakeholder processes related to the role of ICT for development.

 


The Geneva Internet Platform is an initative of the Swiss authorities

 

Members of the Steering Committee are FDFA, OFCOM, DCAF, ETH-Zürich, and the University of Geneva
 

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