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Policy briefing for small states and LDCs

Geneva

Event description

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DiploFoundation, the Geneva Internet Platform, the Commonwealth Small States Office and the Permanent Mission of Singapore to the UN are organising a briefing for small states and LDCs on the policy processes that are on the horizon for 2018.

Policy briefing for small states and LDCs

16 January 2018, 14:00-18:00
Auditorium De Mello (WMO Building, Avenue de la Paix 7bis)

 

Background

Small states and least developed countries (LDCs) with limited geographical, human, and/or financial resources face the challenge of doing more with less. With the diversity of issues that are discussed in Geneva, from trade and human rights to digital policy, it remains a challenge to keep up with all the processes.

 

To better understand the upcoming policy processes and priorities for small states, DiploFoundation, the Commonwealth Small States Office (CSSO), and the Permanent Mission of Singapore to the UN in Geneva are organising a policy briefing for small states on what’s on the horizon in 2018 in the fields of human rights, digital policy, and international trade. Each topic will be presented by experts and a permanent mission with particular expertise in that field.

 

Provisional programme

14:00-14:30: Welcome and introduction by Diplo & CSSO

14:30-15:15: Human rightsPreparing for the 37th Session of the Human Rights Council

15:15-16:00: Digital policySummary of the Internet Governance Forum 2017 and policy processes on the horizon

16:00-16:45: International tradeMC11’s consequences for small states

16:45-17:00: Closing remarks

17:00-18:00: Reception

 

Contact
For more information and registration, contact Barbara Rosen Jacobson at barbarar@diplomacy.edu. Please note that priority will be given to representatives from small states and LDCs.