Past Events

[Briefing #86] Africa at the forefront | AI sentience & social challenges

28 June 2022 | Online

It’s been all over the news, but the discussion goes beyond whether Google’s artificial intelligence ‘LaMDA’ has actually become sentient: from risks of bias and abuse, to various policy responses towards algorithms and AI. What are the risks and how should we prepare for them beyond the hype? Africa is becoming more prominent in global […]

[Briefing #85] Content policy & policing | Crypto in danger

31 May 2022 | Online

While Elon Musk continued mulling over his Twitter acquisition, online platforms struggled to contain Buffalo shooting content and content policy was once again a top issue. Sharing the headlines this month is crypto suffering a major crash. Join us on Tuesday, 31st May at 12:00-13:00 UTC (14:00-15:00 CEST), as we discuss more about content policy and policing, […]

[ Webinar] Unpacking EU regulations on digital markets and services

10 May 2022 | online

The EU’s Digital Markets Act (DMA) aims to regulate the activity and development of major digital platforms so as to avoid the concentration of economic value in the hands of a few larger players. On 24 March 2022, the EU Parliament and the Council of the EU agreed on a draft text which introduces a […]

[Briefing #84] The making and breaking of cyber relations: USA-Russia and UN OEWG

26 April 2022 | Online

As April is coming to an end, we look back at the main digital policy highlights of the past weeks. The UN Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) held its second substantive session, discussing the responsible behaviour of states in cyberspace. However, the discussions on substantive issues were overshadowed by disagreements over possible models for multistakeholder engagement. […]

[Briefing #83] Internet governance in March 2022

29 March 2022 | Online

The conflict in Ukraine has taken centre stage, and the magnitude of its digital impact is only rising. In our monthly Internet Governance Briefing, we will discuss the digital side of conflict: decisions taken by authorities and private companies in reaction to the ongoing conflict, as well as their impact on the internet. How are […]

Official Geneva presentation of special UNDP report on human security

17 March 2022 | Geneva and online

Event date: 17 March 2022, 14:00–15:15 CET The event, organised by the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and the UN Development Programme’s (UNDP) Geneva office, will serve as Geneva’s official  presentation of the UNDP’s special report titled New Threats to Human Security in the Anthropocene: Demanding Greater Solidarity. According to this report, despite people […]

[Briefing #82] Standards in digital policy | Cybersecurity and humanitarian work

22 February 2022 | Online

Join us for February’s Digital Watch Internet Governance Briefing on Tuesday, 22nd February, at 13.00 UTC (14.00 CET). In this monthly Internet Governance Briefing, we will shine a light on the role of standards for the future of digital policy and geopolitics look ahead at the ITU World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly discuss cybersecurity and humanitarian work: from the hack of the […]

7th Geneva Engage Awards – What is Geneva’s digital footprint?

01 February 2022 | Online

The annual Geneva Engage Awards recognise International Geneva actors in their social media outreach and online engagement. Geneva Engage examines Geneva’s global footprint by looking at social media engagement of Geneva-based organisations, and Geneva’s web relevance and online meetings. Ultimately, Geneva Engage examines the links between International Geneva and communities from around the world that […]

[Briefing #81] Internet governance in January 2022

25 January 2022 | Online

As is now tradition, our first briefing of the year will focus on predictions for the year ahead of us. What lies in store for 2022? What are the top trends to keep an eye on? Catch up on the major internet governance and digital policy updates and join our experts as they analyse the […]

Technology for Development

15 December 2021 | Online

Update Missed the event? Watch the recording below. The Delegation of the European Union to the UN in Geneva, the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the UN in Geneva, the Permanent Mission of Slovenia to the UN in Geneva (currently holding the Presidency of the Council of the EU), and the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) […]