Three things to expect from the WTO Public Forum 2019

The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Public Forum is its largest annual outreach event. This year, the forum will take place from 8-11 October at the WTO headquarters in Geneva, and will provide a platform for participants coming from different sectors to discuss the latest developments in world trade and to propose ways of enhancing the multilateral trading system.

New Geneva-based ambassadors briefed on 
Geneva’s dynamic digital policy scene

13 September 2019; Geneva, Switzerland. ‘Many phone calls regarding digital issues will come from your capital and it will be up to you, as representatives of your respective countries, to ensure that they are answered,’ Dr Jovan Kurbalija, head of the Geneva Internet Platform, explained during a policy briefing for Heads of Missions in Geneva yesterday.  

School for International Training (SIT) students visit the GIP

On Wednesday 26 August 2019, the GIP was visited by a group of students from the School for International Training (SIT) Study Abroad programme. The SIT programme is an undergraduate programme which offers a semester abroad and gives students the opportunity to focus on critical global issues such as human rights, global health and sustainable development.

Unpacking the High-Level Panel’s Report on Digital Cooperation: Geneva policy experts propose action plan

Geneva, Switzerland, 27 June 2019.

Earlier this week (24 June), the digital policy community in Geneva gathered to discuss ways of implementing the final report of the UN High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, The Age of Digital Interdependence.

Graduation ceremony for participants of the GIP’s course: Introduction to Digital Policy and Diplomacy

Geneva, Switzerland, 12 December 2018: The Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) is pleased to announce the successful completion by participants of its Introduction to Digital Policy and Diplomacy (just-in-time Geneva-based course). The graduation took place on 12 December 2018  in Geneva (view the photo gallery).

'Welcome to Digital Geneva' event for newly accredited ambassadors

Geneva, Switzerland, 20 November 2018: The Geneva Internet Platform and DiploFoundation welcomed Geneva-based Ambassadors for a briefing on digital policy, led by Dr Jovan Kurbalija, on 20 November 2018. The briefing was aimed at ambassadors who have recently presented their credentials in Geneva.

Introduction to Digital Policy and Diplomacy (just-in-time Geneva-based course)

This course, taking place from 8 October to 5 December, aims to assist permanent missions in Geneva to actively follow the increasingly relevant field of digital politics, cooperation, and diplomacy.

Geneva Internet Platform head and DiploFoundation director appointed to UN High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation

Geneva, Switzerland, 12 July 2018: DiploFoundation is proud to announce the appointment of Prof. Jovan Kurbalija to a High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, established by United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, on 12 July 2018.

Governing Digital Health: Beyond ownership and regulation

Author: Marco Lotti

The conference on ‘Governing Digital Health: beyond ownership and regulation’ took place on 26 April, 2018 at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva, Switzerland. The meeting focused on the development of a digital health governance framework able to properly address to the political, ethical, economic and security challenges that the use of new technologies in the health sector is posing.


The Geneva Internet Platform is an initiative of the Swiss authorities


Members of the Steering Committee are FDFA, OFCOM, Canton of Geneva, ETH-Zürich, and the University of Geneva

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