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Digital co-operation: Can Geneva make it a win-win?

02 September 2019 -

Geneva, Switzerland

Event description

In June, the UN High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation made a series of recommendations to the private sector, civil society, national governments, and international organisations on how to improve digital co-operation. The recommendations made in the Panel’s final report, The Age of Digital Interdependence, will be delibarated by key experts in an upcoming event on 2 September, from at Auditorium Ivan Pictet, Maison de la paix, Geneva.


Brad Smith, president of Microsoft, will discuss some key aspects of the report, as well as the role that Geneva and its surrounding region can play in building an inclusive and trustworthy digital world.

He will be joined by Doris Leuthard, former president of the Swiss Confederation and former member of the High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation, and Amandeep Singh Gill, former co-executive director of the Panel’s Secretariat, who will share some insights on the issues raised.

Finally, Jovan Kurbalija, head of the Geneva Internet Platform and DiploFoundation and former co-executive director of the Panel’s Secretariat, will make concluding remarks.

This panel discussion will be moderated by Swiss economic journalist Myret Zaki.

The event is being organised by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in partnership with the Club Diplomatique de Genève, and with the support of the Geneva Internet Platform.

For more information visit the dedicated website.