Past Events

Future Networked Car Symposium 2023

13 March 2023 - 16 March 2023

Event dates: 13–16 March 2023 Since 2005, the Future Networked Car (FNC) Symposia have been convening representatives of the automotive and ICT industries, along with public sector regulators, in the critical discussion on the future of vehicles. The symposia are co-hosted by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).  […]

World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2023 (WSIS-23)

13 March 2023 - 17 March 2023

Event dates: 13–17 March 2023 The annual World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum is organised by ITU, UNESCO, UNDP, and UNCTAD, in close collaboration with other UN organisations and the co-facilitators of the WSIS Action Lines. It serves as a valuable opportunity for exchanging information, creating knowledge, sharing best practices, and staying updated […]

The 52nd regular session of the Human Rights Council

27 February 2023 - 04 April 2023

Event dates: 27 February–4 April 2023 The 52nd regular session of the 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 […]

Consultation on human rights and technical standard-setting processes for new and emerging digital technologies

15 February 2023 | Geneva

Event date: 15 February 2023, 10:00–18:00 CET All concerned stakeholders are invited to partake in this expert consultation, which will be a platform for deliberation about the roles of standard-setting organisations in upholding human rights. In particular, the consultation will seek to articulate measures that standard-setting organisations, states, businesses, civil society organisations, and others to […]

Partner2Connect Annual Meeting

08 December 2022 | Geneva

Event date: 8 December 2022, 9:30–18:30 CET The first-ever Partner2Connect (P2C) Annual Meeting will be held at ITU’s headquarters in Geneva to present the achievements and progress of the P2C over the past year.  The P2C Digital Coalition is an ITU-launched multistakeholder alliance that mobilises new resources, partnerships, and commitments on the leadership level to […]

[Online hearing] Creating a Safe Cyberspace for Democracy

06 December 2022 | Online

Event date: 6 December 2022, 16:30–18:30 CET The Inter-Parliamentary Union, in collaboration with the UN Cybercrime Ad Hoc Committee, is organising an online hearing to allow the expression and inclusion of parliamentary voices in drafting the convention on cybercrime.   As human interactions and activities increasingly take place in cyberspace, parliamentarians emerge as an important group […]

World Trade Congress on Gender: Gender Equality for Sustainable Trade and Recovery

05 December 2022 - 07 December 2022

Event dates: 5–7 December 2022 The World Trade Congress on Gender, the first international research conference on trade and gender, will take place this year at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva.  Under the theme ‘Gender Equality for Sustainable Trade and Recovery’, the congress will invite experts from around the world to shed light […]

Strengthening Multilateralism through Science: From Science to Zero Pollution Actions

29 November 2022 - 30 November 2022

Event dates: 29–30 November 2022 The Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) will jointly host a high-level event titled Strengthening Multilateralism Through Science. In the context of the 50th anniversary of UNEP (UNEP@50) and the Stockholm+50 meeting brought by the UNGA Resolution A/RES/75/280, the two-day conference will […]

The 11th UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

28 November 2022 - 30 November 2022

Event dates: 28–30 November 2022 Since 2011, the annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights has congregated thousands of participants from governments, international organisations, business, trade unions, civil society, legal experts, and academia from around the world. Based on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), the Forum has been a […]

Digital Diplomacy in Practice: How Knowledge Sharing Happens (and Not) throughout the UN System

24 November 2022 | Online

Event date: 24 November 2022, 13:00–14:15 CET The UN Knowledge and Learning Commons and Diplo will host an online event to explore the future of digital knowledge in diplomacy, and how we could implement it in practice.  Speakers from both organisations will elaborate on the gap between the rhetoric of knowledge sharing and the actual […]

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