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ITU-D Study Group 2 Rapporteur Group Meetings

18
Jan

Between 18 and 27 January 2017, the Study Group 2 of the International Telecommunication Union Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D) - tasked with studying issues related to ICT applications, cybersecurity, emergency telecommunications and climate-change adaptation - will hold several Rapporteur Group meetings:

Just-in-time Course on Internet Governance 2017

23
Jan

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. 

Who?

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.

CSTD 2016-2017 Inter-Sessional Panel

23
Jan

The 2016-2017 Inter-Sessional Panel of the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) will be held on 23-25 January, at the Palais de Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland. 

The Panel will have as main themes:

  • New innovation approaches to support the implementation of the sustainable development goals
  • The role of science, technology and innovation in ensuring food security by 2030.

ITU Cybersecurity Workshop: Cybersecurity and Risk Assessments in Practice

26
Jan

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) will hold a workshop on 'Cybersecurity and Risk Assessments in Practice', on 26 January 2017, between 14:30 and 17:30 CET (13.30 - 16.30 UTC), at the ITU Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. 

This workshop will bring together world experts who will share their knowledge and experience on the practical assessment of cyber risks at the national level, in very large organisations, and in critical infrastructure sectors.

CSTD Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation: 2nd meeting

26
Jan

The second meeting of the Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation (WGEC) of the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) will be held on 26-27 January, in Geneva, Switzerland.

During the meeting, the group will focus its discussions on the following two questions:

  • What are the high level characteristics of enhanced cooperation?
  • Taking into consideration the work of the previous WGEC and the Tunis Agenda, particularly paragraphs 69-71, what kind of recommendations should we consider?

[Briefing] Internet governance in January 2017

31
Jan

[Update] Download our latest resources: Top Digital Policy Developments in 2016: A Year in Review sums up the digital policy developments for 2016; Dr Jovan Kurbalija's forecast for 2017, Digital Politics in 2017: Unsettled Weather, Stormy at Times, with Sunny Spells, analyses the general backdrop for digital policy in 2017, and makes a prediction of the ten main digital policy developments for 2017.

What were the main Internet governance updates in January, and how will they shape future developments? What can we expect in February? Join us for our next monthly briefing, on Tuesday, 31th January, for a round-up of the major global IG and digital policy developments.

Violent Extremism Online - A Challenge to Peace and Security

31
Jan

The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) and the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces will hold a seminar on ' Violent Extremism Online – A Challenge to Peace and Security' , on 31 January 2017, in Geneva, Switzerland. 

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