Past Events

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) […]

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

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 subset of members at the World Trade Organization […]

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