lighting, Diplomacy

Launch of the Geneva Internet Platform

08 April 2014

Event description

The Internet Governance Forum, the main IG umbrella body, is based in Geneva. Telecommunication issues are addressed by the International Telecommunication Union. For online human rights, there is the UN Human Rights Council. The Geneva Internet Platform (GIP), inaugurated on Tuesday, 8th April 2014, with an engaging and dynamic discussion on global digital politics, adds to this vibrant scene by bridging policy silos, strengthening the participation of small and developing countries, monitoring digital policies, and facilitating research for evidence-based IG.