[Webinar] Insights on the 9th meeting of the parties to the convention on the protection and use of transboundary watercourses and international lakes

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The Geneva Water Hub, through its Platform for International Water Law, in partnership with DiploFoundation and the Secretariat of the Convention on the Protection and Uses of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes are pleased to invite you to the Webinar on “Insights on the ninth Meeting of the Parties of the Convention on the Protection [...]

EAVI Conversations 2021

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The EAVI Conversations 2021 series aims to cover a wide array of contemporary themes related to media literacy, disinformation, democracy, and citizenship both with experts and policymakers, but also Youtubers and activists. At the first event in the series, EAVI Founder and Secretary General Paolo Celot will be talking to Mr Lee Hibbard (Senior Fellow, Diplo; [...]

Capacity building on e-commerce: From lessons to solutions

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Almost every policy discussion on e-commerce makes a reference to the need for capacity building. With varying degrees of strength, trade agreements often include provisions on this topic. Capacity building is also part of negotiations taking place in the Joint Statement Initiative (JSI) on e-commerce among a subset of members at the World Trade Organization (WTO).Although there [...]

Monthly Internet Governance Briefing – November 2021

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Join us for this month’s Digital Watch Internet Governance Briefing on Tuesday, 30th November, at 8.00 EST. Catch up on the major internet governance and digital policy updates from all around the globe and join our experts as they analyse the existing and emerging policy trends. Catch up on the major internet governance and digital policy [...]

[Briefing for diplomats] An inclusive internet: Lowering the barriers for access

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Online briefing for diplomats on inclusive internet:Thursday, 2nd December 2021, 9–10.30 EST / 15–16.30 CETClosing the digital divide is one of the main priorities for governments worldwide. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development placed emphasis on closing the divide as a precondition to attaining the SDGs. The UN Secretary-General proposed further actions to accelerate access and [...]

IGF 2021: Cyber Stability Games: Learning the Complexities of Technical Attribution (Day 0, Event #41)

‘Cyber Stability Games’ is a capacity-building exercise organised by Diplo and Kaspersky to help professionals without a technical background to learn about the complexities of technical attribution. The Cyber Stability Games, which are based on Kaspersky Interactive Protection Simulation (KIPS), places players in a simulated environment where participants face a series of unexpected cyberthreats while trying to maintain [...]

The recent climate negotiations: A perspective from the Global South [WebDebate #52]

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Date: Tuesday, 7th December, 07:00 EST (08:00 EDT | 14:00 CET | 18:30 IST) Climate change is one of the most pressing issues that humanity is facing today. Given current carbon-emission levels and the projected global warming and its consequences over the next decades, it is clear that business as usual is no longer an option. [...]

Digital standards, China, and geopolitics: What is at stake?

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Event date: Tuesday, 14th December, 07:00–08:00 EST Our world is made up of standards, sets of rules that tell us how to do something. They exist in every field, including healthcare, aerospace, construction, measurement, and technology and the Internet, where they are called digital standards. China has recently shown increased participation in standard developing organisations (SDOs), [...]

Technology for Development

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The Delegation of the European Union to the UN in Geneva, the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the UN in Geneva, the Permanent Mission of Slovenia to the UN in Geneva (currently holding the Presidency of the Council of the EU), and the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) invite you to a series of dialogues [...]

Learning from the past, looking to the future [A historical journey #11]

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We’ve come to the end of our adventure! During our History of Diplomacy and Technology journey, we’ve learnt that the past, present, and future are intertwined. As a matter of fact, in physics and philosophy – time does not exist. Before you go on your Christmas holiday, we invite you to join us for our final episode. [...]