Past Events

Tech Attaches Briefing end-of-year get-together

Our monthly briefings tried to unpack developments around AI governance, the Global Digital Compact process, and events such as the IGF and the SDG Summit, while also exploring more unusual topics such as outer space, genome editing, and biotechnology. The past year has surely been busy in the digital governance world in Geneva and beyond. To thank [...]

AI and Digital Predictions for 2024 Twiter

Online

Event description How will AI develop in 2024? What are the top digital trends to keep an eye on? These and other questions will be addressed in traditional predictions event with Jovan Kurbalija: Geneva and Online | Thursday, 11 January 2024 at 8 am - 9 am (14.00-15.00 CET). You can register for the [...]

The impact of AI on data collection, exploitation, protection, and privacy in Africa

Online

Event description The rapid advancement of AI technologies has brought about transformative changes in various sectors globally. In Africa, where the adoption of digital technologies is on the rise, the impact of AI on data collection, exploitation, protection, and privacy is becoming increasingly significant. The webinar will explore the multifaceted implications of AI use [...]

Policy Meets Tech: Cryptography

The third event in the ‘Policy meets tech’ series will be dedicated to cryptography. It will focus on unpacking cryptographic technology and discussing its policy implications. The series is organised by Diplo, with the support of the US Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva, and is dedicated to permanent missions in Geneva. This [...]

Concluding session of the UN Cybercrime Ad Hoc Committee on Cybercrime

United Nations 760 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY, United States

Event description The UN Cybercrime Ad Hoc Committee on Cybercrime will hold its concluding session from 29 January to 9 February 2024 in New York, the United States of America. The Ad Hoc Committee has been tasked to elaborate a comprehensive international convention on countering the misuse of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes. [...]

2024 Master/PGD in Contemporary Diplomacy workshop

Online

Event descriptionDiplo and the University of Malta will host a two-week introductory workshop for the 2024 Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy, starting on 29 January 2024.The workshop includes a range of diplomacy-related sessions delivered by experienced practitioners. Topics included in this year’s workshop:Geopolitics, international order, and foreign policyThe future of multilateralismNegotiation skillsPower in humanitarian actionPresentation skillsBuilding [...]

9th Geneva Engage Awards

Geneva and online Geneva, Switzerland

Event description The Geneva Engage initiative, launched by the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) with the support of the Republic and Canton of Geneva in 2016, assesses the interplay between International Geneva and stakeholders worldwide. The initiative includes research on how International Geneva actors communicate and create linkages with communities worldwide that are affected by [...]

Learning sessions on digital standards

Event description Diplo was invited to deliver two learning sessions, one of digital standards and one on AI tools for policymaking, for the India-based IT for Change organisations and its community of researchers. The sessions will be delivered by Sorina Teleanu (Director of Knowledge), on 9 and 26 February.

Policy meets tech: Augmented and Virtual reality

Geneva Geneva, Switzerland

Event description The fourts event in the ‘Policy meets tech’ series will be dedicated to augmented and virtual reality. It will focus on unpacking the technology and discussing its policy implications. The series is organised by Diplo, with the support of the US Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva, and is dedicated to [...]

Open Consultations Final Brief on the WSIS+20 Forum High-Level Event

Online

Event description The WSIS+20 Forum High-Level Event, co-organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTAD and co-hosted by ITU and the Swiss Confederation, will serve as a platform to review the progress, achievements, challenges, and opportunities of the WSIS follow-up process since the two phases of the Summit – Geneva in 2003 and Tunis in 2005. [...]