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The Geneva Internet Platform is an initiative of the Swiss authorities operated by DiploFoundation


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Just-in-time Course on Internet Governance 2017


The Geneva Internet Platform will offer a course aimed to assist permanent missions in Geneva in actively following the increasingly relevant field of digital politics. The course will be delivered by DiploFoundation, from 23 January to 26 March 2017. 


The course will benefit diplomats who follow Internet governance (IG) and other Internet-related policy fields (e.g. telecommunications, human rights, cybersecurity, trade). While improving their knowledge of digital politics, participants will also gain the practical skills and knowledge required to follow current IG processes such as the global IG architecture, privacy and data protection, and cybersecurity. The course focuses in particular on diplomatic and policy processes in International Geneva.

Media Cybersecurity Seminar 2017


The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) will organise a seminar on media cybersecurity, on 21-22 February 2017, in Geneva, Switzerland. The event, mainly dedicated to media companies, will feature security tutorials and guidance on how to mitigate the increasing online security threats.

Copyright 4.0


The Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva will organise a conference on 'Copyright 4.0', on 22 February 2017, in Geneva.

The purpose of the conference is to inform participants on the recent developments and on the present and future challenges of intellectual property law from an international, European, and Swiss perspective. It will bring together individuals interested by the present and the future challenges of intellectual property law, in particular practising lawyers, in house counsels, trademark and patent agents, as well as representatives of industries owning intellectual property rights.

UN Human Rights Council - 34th Session


The 34th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) will be held on 27 February - 24 March 2017, at the Palais des Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland.

During the session, high-level discussions will be held on various human rights related issues, such as: the right to privacy, rights of persons with disabilities, rights of minorities, and rights of children.

[Briefing] Internet governance in February 2017


What were the main Internet governance updates in February, and how will they shape future developments? What can we expect in March? Join us for our next monthly briefing, on Tuesday, 28th February, for a round-up of the major global IG and digital policy developments.

IGF 2017: First Open Consultations and MAG Meeting


The first Open Consultations and MAG meeting of the IGF 2017 preparatory cycle will take place on 1-3 March 2017, at the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland.


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