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UN Human Rights Council - 34th Session


The 34th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) will be held on 27 February - 24 March 2017, at the Palais des Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland.

During the session, high-level discussions will be held on various human rights related issues, such as: the right to privacy, rights of persons with disabilities, rights of minorities, and rights of children.

EBU Big Data Conference 2017


The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) Big Data Conference will be held on 21-22 March 2017, in Geneva, Switzerland. 

The conference will address the legal, technical, and societal challenges and opportunities of big data for public service media in Europe. It will bring together heads of digital, marketing, and legal departments, editors, technology experts, and academics, to share experiences and best practices for big data media strategies.

ITU Workshop on Security Aspects of Blockchain


The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) will organise a 'Workshop on Security Aspects of Blockchain', on 21 March 2017, in Geneva, Switzerland.

Shaping our Digital Future in Europe: Diplomatic, Economic and Security Perspectives on Digital Transformation

2:00pm - 4:00pm
GIP event

On the occasion of the visit of the College of Europe professors and students to International Geneva, the Geneva Internet Platform and the College of Europe, with the support of the Republic and Canton of Geneva, will organise a seminar on 'Shaping our digital future in Europe: Diplomatic, economic and security perspectives on digital t

Post Fact Hack


The CineGlobe Film Festival at CERN, THE Port Association, Impact Hub Geneva, and the Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH) will organise the Post Fact Hack, on 18–19 March 2017, in Geneva, Switzerland.

WSIS Forum 2017 Open Consultation Process: Final Review Meeting


The final review meeting of the Open Consultation Process for the WSIS 2017 Forum will be held on 14 March 2017, at the ITU Heardquarters, in Geneva, Switzerland. 

The meeting represents the fifth phase of the WSIS Forum Consultation Process, after its launch on 1 September 2016. 

Symposium on The Future Networked Car


The 2017 edition of the Symposium on The Future Networked Car will take place on 9 March 2017, in Geneva, Switzerland. The event is organised by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), and will be held in the framework on the 87th Geneva International Motor Show.

The Symposium will feature discussions on the status and future of vehicle communications and automated driving, and will examine advances in these areas, from the perspectives of business, technology, and regulation. Specific topics to be addressed during the event will range from connectivity, information security, and privacy to standards and interoperability.

IGF 2017: First Open Consultations and MAG Meeting


The first Open Consultations and MAG meeting of the IGF 2017 preparatory cycle will take place on 1-3 March 2017, at the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland.

[Briefing] Internet governance in February 2017


[Update] The following resources are now available: 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; download the Internet Governance Barometer.

Microsoft's proposal for a Digital Geneva Convention initiated discussion among the IG community on the future of digital governance, in particular in the security field. Fake news continued to proliferate, raising more concern. What other developments took place in February, and how will they shape future developments? What can we expect in March? Join us for our next monthly briefing, on Tuesday, 28th February, for a round-up of the major global IG and digital policy developments.


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