Past Events

2023 Innovations Dialogue: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Future Battlefields

27 June 2023 | Geneva and online

Event dates: 27 June 2023, 9:00–17:45 CEST The 2023 edition of Innovations Dialogue invites military, technical, legal, and ethical experts to explore the impact of AI on autonomous weapons, domain-crossing warfare (across land, naval, and air), and the emergence of new domains (cyber, space, cognitive, etc.).  Built on last year’s Innovations Dialogue where much theorisation […]

UN Human Rights Council Side Event: Digital Innovation, New Technologies and the Right to Health

23 June 2023 | Geneva and online

Event date: 23 June 2023, 13:00–14:30 CEST The utilisation of AI and digital systems to improve access to healthcare services has been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications for tracking, platforms for information sharing, telemedicine, and other digital health solutions have experienced significant growth, positively impacting people’s quality of life. However, the deployment of these […]

Geopolitics, Corporate Diplomacy and Technological Innovation

21 June 2023 | Online

Event date: 21 June 2023, 12:30–13:30 CEST In this online discussion, researchers and specialists will delve into behind-the-scenes tactics and strategies employed during bilateral, regional, or multilateral negotiations between businesses and governments.  Connectivity, geopolitical rivalries, technological advancements, and policy changes have significant impact on both states and corporations. Companies are increasingly influential on the global […]

Thematic Session on Regulatory Cooperation between Members on Intangible Digital Products

20 June 2023 | Geneva and online

Event date: 20 June 2023, 10:00–13:00 CEST The rapid integration of emerging digital technologies (like AI, IoT, 3D printers, and quantum computing) has fundamentally changed our daily lives. The disruptive nature of this trend presents unique challenges for governments, consumers, and especially micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs).  Innovative regulatory solutions are needed to harness […]

Whose Digital Future? Gender, Rights, Inclusion and Exclusion

19 June 2023 | Geneva

Event date: 19 June 2023, 18:30–20:00 CEST In the fast-paced advancement of the digital realm, who is protected and who is excluded?  An international panel of experts will engage in thoughtful discussions regarding rights in the digital world with a special focus on gender and explore how the marginalised are reclaiming power in shaping a […]

Leveraging technology to advance financial inclusion and private sector growth

19 June 2023 | Geneva

Event date: 19 June 2023, 17:15–18:45 CEST Enabling access to financial products plays a pivotal role in fostering inclusive growth. As a result, policymakers prioritise ensuring the availability of financial services to all individuals.  The panel discussion will be centred on how technological advancements have been instrumental in driving innovation across various industries. The panel […]

The 53rd session of Human Rights Council

19 June 2023 - 14 July 2023

Event dates: 19 June–14 July 2023 The 53rd regular session of Human Rights Council will continue its quintessential work of promoting the protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development.  Apart from the universal periodic review, the follow-up on human-rights-related declarations, and organisational matters, the session […]

The AI Wave in Defence Innovation: Assessing Military Artificial Intelligence Strategies, Capacities, and Trajectories – Geneva Book Launch

12 June 2023 | Online

Event date: 12 June 2023, 13:00–14:30 CEST The increasing presence of artificial intelligence (AI) in the military domain has wide-ranging implications for international security, including strategic stability, peace promotion, international law, technology races, and the transformation of operational environments.  To address the extensive impact of AI on defence transformation, ‘The AI Wave in Defence Innovation’ […]

[Webinar] The journey from 5G to 6G: Toward a well-being society

06 June 2023 | Online

Event date: 6 June 2023, 114:00–15:00 CEST In this webinar, NTT DOCOMO will present their research and development endeavours concerning the evolution of 5G and the future 6G technology.  The significance of ICT networks as a pivotal social infrastructure across various industries is anticipated to grow, bringing additional value.  The advancements in this infrastructure, including […]

The Future of Work Summit 2023

06 June 2023 - 08 June 2023

Event dates: 6–8 June 2023 The Future of Work Summit invites policymakers, businesses, researchers, civil society, and youth to engage in discussions that inspire a fresh look at the future of work.  Alongside the tripartite negotiations of the 111th Session of the International Labour Conference, the summit will provide a forward-looking perspective on key issues […]

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