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 […]

[Webinar] The digitalisation of education and its impact on the right to education

24 June 2022 | Online

Event date: 24 June 2022, 13:00–14:30 CEST The Network for International Policies and Cooperation in Education and Training (NORRAG) and the UN special rapporteur on the right to education jointly organised an online side event for the 2022 Human Rights Council to launch the special rapporteur’s report on the digitalisation of education. The COVID-19 pandemic […]

[Webinar] Data Interoperability: The benefits for the Land Administration sector

24 June 2022 | Online

Event date: 24 June 2022, 10:00–12:00 CEST The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) is hosting a webinar with experts from land administration and management to explore the opportunities and challenges of increasing data operability in this field. The session will shed light on the FAIR Data Principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable), and […]

[Talk] Cyber operations, armed conflicts, and international law

23 June 2022 | Geneva

Event date: 23 June 2022, 17:30–18:30 CEST In this talk, researchers from the Geneva Academy will shed light on the different examples of cyber operations (e.g. Stuxnet, NotPetya, and SolarWinds) allegedly conducted or sponsored by states to explicate their geopolitical effects and challenges to international law. As the importance of ICT grows in the modern […]

[Talk] Disinformation in Time of Crisis: How Should Governments and Civil Society React?

23 June 2022 | Online

Event date: 23 June 2022, 12:30–14:00 CEST The Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) will host a discussion session for alumni and the general public to tackle questions that widespread disinformation campaigns have posed at governmental institutions and civil society groups. For more information, and to register, please visit the official page.

[Webinar] Greening Digital Companies: Monitoring emissions and climate commitments

23 June 2022 | Online

Event date: 23 June 2022, 9:00–10:15 CEST The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) will jointly organise two webinars to launch the report Greening Digital Companies: Monitoring Emissions and Climate Commitments and will discuss the key findings. The report evaluates the performance of 150 world-leading digital companies in their efforts to […]

[Workshop] Boost your cyber skills: a cybersecurity event for Nonprofit Organizations

22 June 2022 | Geneva

Event date: 22 June 2022, 9:30–15:00 CEST The International Geneva Welcome Centre (CAGI) and the CyberPeace Institute jointly curated an all-day cyber skills event for NGOs. The uptake of cloud-based technologies and storage of valuable donor and beneficiary data have made NGOs a frequent target of cyberattacks. The reality for NGOs is that they have […]

2022 Council of Delegates of the ICRC

22 June 2022 - 23 June 2022

Event date: 22–23 June 2022 The 2022 Council of Delegates of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (ICRC) will be held under the theme ‘A movement for purpose.’ Among the topics that will be discussed during the Council is the collection and safeguarding of humanitarian data. The Council aims to call on states […]

[Launch] WHO-ITU Global standard for accessibility of telehealth services

16 June 2022 |

Event date: 16 June 2022, 16:00–17:15 CEST The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) co-developed the global standard for the accessibility of telehealth services, which consists of a list of technical requirements that telehealth platforms must satisfy to ensure accessible telehealth service provision. During the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth services have been […]

[Webinar] Enhancing signalling security and privacy using globally interoperable digital signatures

16 June 2022 |

Event date: 16 June 2022, 15:00–17:00 CEST The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) will explore the history and status quo of signalling systems and summarise ITU’s ongoing efforts in security-minded protocol standardisation to cope with potential signalling attacks on telecom operators. Signalling protocols play a cornerstone role in providing different ICT services. Nevertheless, as they were […]

[Workshop] Security for 5G and beyond

Event date: 22 August 2022 The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is hosting a workshop on “Security for 5G and beyond” to explore the existing security gaps in 5G and potential directions for 6G. This workshop would facilitate knowledge exchanges on the ongoing 5G security activities in relevant ITU study groups and develop a common understanding […]