Past Events

[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) […]

Digital standards, China, and geopolitics: What is at stake?

14 December 2021 | Online

Update The report, event recording, and more, are available here.   Our world is made up of standards, sets of rules that tell us how to do something. They exist in every field, including healthcare, aerospace, construction, measurement, and technology and the Internet, where they are called digital standards. China has recently shown increased participation in standard […]

UNIDIR’s 2021 Cyber Stability Conference

03 December 2021 | Geneva and online

The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) will organise the 2021 Cyber Stability Conference: Towards a More Secure Cyberspace. Over the past two decades, Member States’ discussions have focused on the use of information and communications technologies (ICT) and their impact on international security. A breakthrough happened in 2021 with the successful conclusion of two […]

[Briefing #80] Internet governance in November 2021

30 November 2021 | Online

Update The event recording is available below. Join us for this month’s Digital Watch Internet Governance Briefing on Tuesday, 30th November, at 13.00 UTC (14.00 CET). Catch up on the major internet governance and digital policy updates from all around the globe and join our experts as they analyse the existing and emerging policy trends. Catch up […]

Security Tour – 12 Tours to Navigate Digital Geneva

29 November 2021 | Online

Update Missed the event? Watch the recording below.   In the past, when we talked about security, we meant the physical protection of an individual, entity, and/or country. Our digital reality has expanded our lives, including the concept of security, far beyond what our forefathers would have imagined. Digital security, often referred to as cybersecurity, […]

Capacity building on e-commerce: From lessons to solutions

11 November 2021 | Online

Update The event recording is now available below. Almost every policy discussion on e-commerce makes a reference to the need for capacity building. With varying degrees of strength, trade agreements often include provisions on this topic. Capacity building is also part of negotiations taking place in the Joint Statement Initiative (JSI) on e-commerce among a […]

Harnessing AI’s power for health

03 November 2021 | Online

Update The event recording is available below. The EU Delegation 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) in partnership with the […]

Geneva Legal and Governance Tour

28 October 2021 | Online

Update Missed the event? The recording is available below. Digital governance is the invisible thread that unites the digital ecosystem. Today, discussions are intensifying around issues regarding the UN envoy on technology, the future of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), AI governance, cybersecurity, e-commerce, and digital standards, to name a few. Many of these processes […]

Monthly Internet governance briefing – October 2021

26 October 2021 | Online

Join us for or our monthly hour-long briefing and discussion on the latest global digital policy developments on Tuesday, 26 October, at 12.00 UTC (14.00 CEST). Our Digital Watch Internet Governance Briefing will be live on Zoom, YouTube, and Facebook. We’ll be analysing the latest developments, including: The OECD tax rules were agreed upon by 136 […]