Take data protection and privacy as an example. In Geneva alone, within a distance of 2 kilometres, this issue is discussed in a number of international organisations and forums from a number of angles: the Human Rights Council (had its historical first session on online privacy), the WTO (digital economy aspects), the ISO (standards), the ITU (telecommunications policies), WIPO (intellectual property rights). And they're discussed without these organisations necessarily talking to each other.
Discussion on such a comprehensive topic is kept inside policy silos. And this is only one example. On every level of policy-making from global to local we face the similar challenge of overcoming policy silos. Some of the questions that we will cover in this forum include: To what extent is it possible to overcome policy silos? What practical approaches can be used to create IG policy coherence - examples, case studies, anecdotes?