Past Events

[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 […]

[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 […]