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[Briefing] Internet governance in July & August 2016


[Update] The Geneva Digital Watch newsletter rounding up the updates for July and August is out; download your copy. The IG Barometer is also available.

The summer months were uncharacteristically busy. NATO declared cyber to be the fourth military domain, while the EU-US Privacy Shield was approved. The Microsoft judgment will impact other jurisdiction cases, while e-commerce is gaining momentum. What were the main Internet governance updates and trends in July and August, and how will they shape future developments? Join us for our next monthly briefing, on Tuesday, 30th August, for a round-up of the major global IG and digital policies developments.

Bern Symposium on Global Cybersecurity Awareness Messaging


The Bern Symposium on Global Cybersecurity Awareness Messaging will be held on 1-2 September 2016, in Bern, Switzerland.

Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium


[Update] The Geneva Internet Platform and DiploFoundation will be participating at the symposium.

Build Peace 2016


ICT4Peace Foundation will host the Build Peace 2016 conference at ETH, Zurich Switzerland from 9-11 September 2016.


Registration and speaker applications are now open. For more information and to sign up

Human Rights Council - 33rd session


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

The Human Rights Council holds three regular sessions a year, for a total of at least ten weeks. They take place in March (four weeks), June (three weeks) and September (three weeks). If one third of the Member States requests so, the Human Rights Council can decide at any time to hold a special session to address human rights violations and emergencies. 

[Webinar] Pokémon Politics: Digital Policy in the Age of Augmented Reality


With the emergence of the Pokémon Go phenomenon, augmented reality (AR) is becoming a rapidly growing hype. It brings about important social, economic, and political dynamics that go beyond the game.

WTO Public Forum


The 2016 World Trade Organization (WTO) Public Forum will take place on 27-29 September, at the WTO's heardquarters in Geneva. Held under the theme 'Inclusive Trade', the Forum will feature discussions on how to ensure that trade benefits everyone, with a particular emphasis on enabling women, innovative start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises, to take advantage of the opportunities provided by trade.


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