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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.

29th UN/CEFACT Forum


The United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and E-business (UN/CEFACT) will organise the 29th session of the UN/CEFACT Forum on 27-31 March 2017, at the Palais des Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland.

The forum will be dedicated to:

[Briefing] Internet governance in March 2017


Digital rights were under focus this month, with recommendations by the UN Special Rapporteur on privacy for a legal instrument regulating surveillance in cyberspace, and new leaks that describe the US CIA’s ability to hack phones, computers, and smart devices. The US-Russia saga on cyber espionage continues, amid more breaches worldwide. What were the main Internet governance updates in March, and how will they shape future developments? What can we expect in April? Join us for our next monthly briefing, on Tuesday, 28th March, for a round-up of the major global IG and digital policy developments.

[Update] Missed last month's briefing? 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 February; and download the Internet Governance Barometer for February.

Internet Society Switzerland Chapter Annual General Assembly 2017

1:00pm - 8:30pm

The 2017 Annual General Assembly of the Internet Society Switzerland Chapter will take place on 29 March, between 13.00 and 20.30 CET, at the University of Bern.

Knowledge for Development: Global Partnership Conference 2017


The Joint Inspection Unit of the Unied Nations system (JIU) and Knowledge Management Austria (KMA) will co-organise the Knowledge for Development: Global Partnership Conference, on 3–4 April 2017, at the Palais des Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Future of Work we want: A Global Dialogue


On 6-7 April 2017, the International Labour Organization (ILO) will hold a conference on 'The Future of Work we want: A Global Dialogue', at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge 2017


The Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and the Atlantic Council are hosting the third annual European Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge, on 20-21 April 2017, in Geneva., Switzerland.


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