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By on 29 Sep, 2017 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

The third and last day at the WTO Public Forum reiterated a message from the previous two days: e-commerce can serve as a tool for development, which presents both opportunities and challenges for developing countries. In addition, it brought into focus issues such as the role of e-commerce in fostering cross-border trade, consumer rights, intellectual property rights, data flows, and automation and artificial intelligence (AI).

By on 28 Sep, 2017 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

The second day at the WTO Public Forum brought into focus multiple digital policy issues. E-commerce was discussed from multiple angles: as a gate to international trade, a tool for development, a challenge, and an opportunity for developing countries. The digital divide, e-payments, data flows, and the impact of new technologies were also debated throughout the day.

By on 27 Sep, 2017 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

‘Trade: Behind the headlines’ is the theme of this year’s World Trade Organization (WTO) Public Forum. Taking place this week in Geneva, it is bringing together policy makers, civil society and business representatives, and researchers, to discuss the opportunities and challenges of trade, and to look at recent developments in the area. They will also explore solutions for a more inclusive global trade system.

By on 16 Jun, 2017 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

The last day at the WSIS Forum 2017  featured discussions of topics such as access and connectivity, emerging technologies, cybersecurity, and trust.

If used wisely, information and communications technologies (ICTs) can improve the quality and life and contribute to sustainable development.

By on 16 Jun, 2017 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

Digital divide, cybersecurity, human rights, the digital economy, and new technologies were among the main digital policy issues discussed during day 4 at WSIS Forum 2017.

By on 14 Jun, 2017 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

The WSIS Forum 2017 continued today with six high-level policy sessions and several workshops, featuring discussions on issues such as the digital economy, cybersecurity, gender mainstreaming, and online extremism.

By on 13 Jun, 2017 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

Day 2 at the WSIS Forum 2017 started with the official opening of the event, and continued with eight high-level policy sessions which were mostly focused on issues related to access, the digital divide, and sustainable development.

By on 13 Jun, 2017 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

The ninth edition of the WSIS Forum opened yesterday in Geneva, under the overarching theme Information and knowledge societies for the SDGs.

By on 29 Oct, 2016 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

The field of artificial intelligence (AI) has seen significant advances over the past few years, in areas such as smart vehicles and smart building, medical robots, communications, and intelligent education systems. These advances are expected to have implications in several policy areas (economic, societal, education, etc.), and governments around the world are increasingly considering them.

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