On 8 February 2017, the Geneva Engage Awards recognised the outstanding efforts of Geneva-based organisations in social media engagement during last year. The awards, now an annual event, form part of the Geneva Engage initiative.
Microsoft’s proposal for a Geneva Digital Convention, the rise of fake news, and discussions on the social implications of technological advances were among the main digital policy developments in the month of February.
Is standardisation a key to unlocking the 17 Sustainable Development goals adopted in the framework of the 2030 Agenda? How can the goals be translated into actions? How can standards be developed and used to attain the goals?
With the increasing use of the Internet in everyday life and especially in global business, traditional crimes such as fraud, identity theft, and buying illegal goods are now being conducted through the Internet as well. Black markets on the ‘dark web’, cyber-weapons, malware, and exploits are proliferating.
The second annual Geneva Engage Awards, held on 8 February 2017, have honoured the most effective actors in social media engagement in 2016.
The Geneva Engage Awards, an initiative of DiploFoundation and the Geneva Internet Platform, supported by the Canton of Geneva and Twiplomacy, were awarded to three winners or their effective campaigns, interactive messages, and public engagement, in three categories:
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Geneva, Switzerland, 16 February 2017: The 2017 Geneva Engage Awards have honoured the most effective actors in social media engagement in 2016.
The annual Geneva Engage Awards recognise the efforts in social media outreach by various actors in International Geneva.
Although the first month of the year was uncharacteristically quiet in terms of digital developments, all eyes were on the US President Trump’s first days in the office and the impact of his executive orders on global digital policy. At the same time, the cyber-saga between the USA and Russia continued. The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) started preparations for its 12th annual meeting.