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. [...]

Digital Diplomacy in 2022: Capacity Development for Namibian Diplomacy

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AI, Data, and Social Media in Geopolitics, Foreign Policy, and Negotiations Capacity Development for Namibia’s Diplomacy 7 – 17 January 2022 The rising interest in digital diplomacy reflects the importance of digitisation for the future of nations around the world. Countries seek to shape their destiny as technology affects every aspect of our lives, [...]

[Briefing #81] What’s in store for digital policy in 2022?

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Join us for the next IG Briefing, on Tuesday, 22nd February, at 13.00 UTC (14.00 CET). Register Read the article: 10 Digital Diplomacy and Governance Trends for 2022 Event description As is now tradition, our first briefing of the year will focus on predictions for the year ahead of us. What lies in store for [...]

New regular cyber-dialogue at the UN: Mapping our expectations with reality

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Kaspersky is back with season two of their series Community Talks on Cyber Diplomacy. Season two continues to focus on helping the private sector and technical community to learn more about the UN cyber dialogue (the UN Open-ended Working Group (OEWG)), and how they could support UN member states in maintaining international security and peace. [...]

Traversing the Metaverse: A Caribbean Perspective

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In recent months, the term ‘metaverse’ has generated much discussion globally, and has become one of the latest tech buzzwords. The term gained even greater prominence with the rebranding of Facebook to Meta. In addition, the Government of Barbados also announced in 2021 that it would establish an embassy in the Metaverse, making it [...]

7th Geneva Engage Awards – What is Geneva’s digital footprint?

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The annual Geneva Engage Awards recognise International Geneva actors in their social media outreach and online engagement. Geneva Engage examines Geneva’s global footprint by looking at social media engagement of Geneva-based organisations, and Geneva’s web relevance and online meetings. Ultimately, Geneva Engage examines the links between International Geneva and communities from around the world [...]

GFCE Report Launch: “Pre-University Cyber Security Education: developing cyber skills amongst children and young people”

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The Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) is launching the report “Pre-University Cyber Security Education: developing cyber skills amongst children and young people”. The report was written by Krysia Emily Waldock, Vince Miller, Shujun Li and Virginia Franquiera from the University of Kent, and was commissioned through the GFCE Global Cyber Capacity Building Research Agenda [...]

Digital Technologies and the Environment: a Synergy for the Future

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Digital technologies can amplify efforts to mitigate climate change and, as such, are becoming part of environmental and digital policies on the national and international levels. Most global policies from international bodies, the European Union (EU), the US, and Germany substantially reflect on the issues related to the nexus of environmental and digital developments. [...]