[Update] The event report, including the participants' recommendations, can be accessed here.
One of the main mandates of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, launched in July 2018, was to recommend improvements to the current digital policy architecture.
The Panel’s report, which was launched in New York on 10 June, and in Geneva on 17 June, has now identified existing gaps and proposed three models and respective functions (read our summary of the Panel’s recommendations).
The need for agility in digital co-operation is clear. With such a diverse landscape of mechanisms, the report invites digital policy actors to discuss how the recommendations and models can be implemented in the coming months. International Geneva can contribute substantially to the report’s implementation.
The Geneva Internet Platform, the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the UN, and the State of Geneva, together with other partners, invite you for an expert discussion on Monday, 24th June, which will kick-start the global discussion on the recommendations made by the Panel. Our speakers and lead discussants will help unpack the report, focusing on specific areas.
09.30 - 09.50 Welcome and setting the scene
09.50 - 10.30 Key elements of the Report: The Panel’s five main recommendations
10.30 - 10.45 Coffee break
10.45 - 12.00 Five recommendations, five break-out sessions:
#1 SDGs, connectivity, access, and affordability.
#2 Help desk and capacity development
#3 Values, human rights, and emerging technologies
#4 A safe and stable digital space
#5 Mechanisms and models for digital cooperation
12:00 pm - 12.45 pm Bringing it all together: Observations, next steps, and conclusion
12.45 - 13.00 Launch of the GIP Digital Watch observatory 2.0
13.00 - 13.30 Networking lunch