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Human Rights Council - 33rd session

13
Sep

The 33rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) will be held on 13-30 September 2016, at the Palais des Nations, Room XX, in Geneva, Switzerland.

During the session, high-level discussions will be held on various human rights related issues, such as: the right to education  and training, gender and human rights, violence against women and girls, and youth and human rights.

WTO Public Forum

27
Sep

[NEW] Your guide to WTO Public Forum 2016:

[Briefing] Internet governance in September 2016

27
Sep

[Update] If you missed the August briefing, access the following resources: view the briefing recording, including perspectives from local hubs; read the digest, summarising the main interventions; download your copy of the Geneva Digital Watch newsletter rounding up the updates for July and August; download the IG Barometer.

It's the final mile for the IANA transition process, as the historical ties between ICANN and the US government on the performance of the IANA functions are set to expire on 30 September. Net neutrality also attracted its fair share of attention following the release of BEREC's guidelines. E-commerce and trade are under focus during the upcoming World Trade Organization Public Forum. How will these updates affect future developments, and what are digital policy updates took place in September? Join us for our next monthly briefing, on Tuesday, 27th September, for a round-up of the major global IG and digital policies developments.

Trade for Sustainable Development Forum 2016

28
Sep

The third edition of the Trade for Sustainable Development Forum (T4SD Forum) will be held on 28-30 September 2016, in Geneva, Switzerland. The Forum is organised by the International Trade Centre, and will take place in conjunction with the WTO Public Forum.

The T4SD Forum is a global event focusing on how voluntary sustainability standards can support sustainable value chains. This year's edition will feature discussions on modalities for bridging the gap between debates on sustainability standards, supply chains, and international trade as steps towards achieving the United Nations sustainable development goals.

CyFy: The India Conference on Cyber Security and Internet Governance

28
Sep

[UpdateRoxana Radu, Program Manager at the Geneva Internet Platform, will be present at CyFy, and will speak on the Access and Inclusion panel (30 September, 14.30-15.30, local time).

Event announcement

The 4th edition of CyFy: The India Conference on Cyber Security and Internet Governance will take place on 28-30 September, in New Delhi.

The theme for CyFy 2016 is 'Digital Asia: Scripting the New Governance Order'. The event will explore the ideal of a global digital governance regime, and will discuss, among others, whether regional regimes are 'fragmentaing' the Internet, replacing its unified technical architecture with political boundaries. CyFy 2016 will also highlight the role of technology in creating and destroying global cyber regimes, and will examine the role of non-state actors in cyberspace. 

Inclusive Digital Trade and Sustainable Development: Exploring Creative Solutions and Ways Forward

29
Sep

Inclusive Digital Trade and Sustainable Development: Exploring Creative Solutions and Ways Forward is the title of a session organised by the Geneva Internet Platform and DiploFoundation as part of the 2016 World Trade Organization (WTO) Public Forum. The session will take place on 29 September, at the WTO premises, Room B, from 13:00 to 14:30 CEST (11:00 - 12:30 UTC).

First meeting of the CSTD Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation

30
Sep

The first 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 30 September 2016, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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