Past Events

[Webinar] Realizing equitable global access to COVID-19 health technologies: WHO C-TAP’s progress, challenges and opportunities

16 June 2022 |

Event date: 16 June 2022, 14:00–16:00 CEST The World Health Organization (WHO) is organising a panel and an open discussion on how its COVID-19 Technological Access Pool (C-TAP) could advance in promoting equitable access to pandemic-related health technologies. The debate will focus on making the C-TAP more attractive to technology users, holders, and other stakeholders. […]

The 50th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council

13 June 2022 - 08 July 2022

Event date: 13 June – 8 July 2022 Representatives of the member states in the Human Rights Council will come to Geneva to partake in 27 interactive dialogues (ID) Special Procedures mandate holders and mechanisms and 9 interactive dialogues with the High Commissioner. The Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression and opinion Ms Irene Khan […]

[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] EPI-WIN series: Chatbots, COVID-19 and clarity: how tech enabled access to trusted information in local languages

25 May 2022 | Online

Event date: 25 May 2022, 13:00–14:00 CEST Translators Without Borders and the World Health Organization (WHO)/United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will share how COVID-19 information chatbots, designed and implemented in various countries, were able to offer trusted information to users in local languages. WHO will also announce its compilation of innovative concepts of communicating science […]

WIPO Symposium on Trade Secrets and Innovation

23 May 2022 - 24 May 2022

Event date: 23–24 May 2022 The WIPO Symposium on Trade Secrets and Innovation provides an exchange platform for ideas and perspectives with regard to the intersection of trade secrets and innovation in both the technological and service sectors. The 2022 symposium will focus on the ‘roles of trade secret systems in supporting innovation and knowledge […]

[Launch] Global Report on Assistive Technology (GReAT)

16 May 2022 | Geneva and online

Event date: 16 May 2022, 15:00–16:00 CEST The Global Report on Assistive Technology (GReAT) was jointly produced by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Acknowledging the central role that assistive technology and enabling environment play for people in need in their comprehension of human rights, the report highlights evidence-based best […]

[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 […]

[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 […]