The second Western Balkans Digital Summit will bring together more than 3 000 participants to take regional digital co-operation to the next level. Senior representatives from governments, international institutions, businesses, community organisatio...
 3 Apr 2019

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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. In addition, one ...
 14 Jun 2017

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The Asian Forum on Global Governance is an annual event jointly organised by the Observer Research Foundation and ZEIT-Stiftung. The forum is aimed at exploring challenges facing the global community. It provides participants with a platform to discu...
 16 Oct 2016

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The event will discuss network technical, regulation, and build-out acceleration options for connecting the next billion, with a focus on exploration of associated challenges and real-world solutions. The two-day programme will include interactive wo...
 5 Oct 2016

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G20 leaders had their annual summit on 4-5 September, in Hangzhou, China. The communique released at the end of the summit, as well as other documents agreed or endorsed during the meeting (such as the G20 Blueprint on Innovative Growth), show that g...
 7 Sep 2016

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Today’s headlines often feature the word ‘cyber’, reporting on threats related to the virtual world: online child abuse, stolen credit cards and virtual identities, malware and viruses, botnets and denial-of-service attacks on corporate and governmen...
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UNESCO’s CONNECTing the Dots conference continued yesterday afternoon with eight break-out sessions on access, privacy, freedom of expression and ethics. We followed the second break-out session on privacy (break-out session 7), in which the p...
 5 Mar 2015

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[Update] The Rapporteur's summary of the panel discussion, including the speakers' complete interventions, is available. UNESCO’s CONNECTing the Dots conference is currently under way in Paris (3-4 March). Its aim is to discuss the fir...
 4 Mar 2015

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[Update] Read the conference's outcome document, adopted during the final plenary session [Update] Report from Day 2: Build a legacy for future generations, connect bridges - some suggestions for future action made during the Options for Future...
 4 Mar 2015

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For those attendees who managed to get through the crazy traffic jams that turned the whole city upside down, another keynote session in Barcelona on emerging markets and innovation for inclusion took place this morning on Day 2 of the Mobile World C...
 3 Mar 2015

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A business-dominated session at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (2-5 March) covered the issue of user-centred privacy. Since the introduction of the smartphone, many things have changed… But laws have not kept up with these changes. ...
 2 Mar 2015

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DiploFoundation and the Geneva Internet Platform are present at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (2-5 March), and will be presenting capacity development activities at a showcase session as part of the Ministerial Programme on Tuesday, 3rd Marc...
 2 Mar 2015

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[Update] Read the update from Day 2: Keynote address on Innovation for Inclusion [Update] A business-dominated session at the Mobile World Congress covered the issue of user-centred privacy. Read the second report from Day 1 on Ensuring user-centred...
 3 Mar 2015

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60% of the world's population is not online. Michael Moller, Acting Director General of UNOG, was the first to raise the issue during his opening remarks at the launch of the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) on 8th April. But the fact that in 2014 ...
 15 Apr 2014

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A twenty-first-century behavioural culture shock often experienced is that of the difference in screening phone calls as opposed to picking up the phone, regardless of the setting. I am used to playing 'phone tag': exchanging voice mess...
 3 Oct 2013

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I finally got online this morning after many hours of connection problems during which I contemplated how reliant I have become on the Internet. My work depends on it. Forget snow days, where the weather is too awful for kids to get to school. Forget...
 3 Jun 2013

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[Update] Scroll down to the section 'Also of Interest' below to read the webinar digest, where you can also watch/download an audio/video recording of the webinar, and view/download the webinar presentation. Carrying 60% of global LTE traff...
 28 Aug 2012

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The cost for Internet access differs significantly from one country to another. Take for instance the price for 1Mbps: it can cost $250 in Togo (TogoTelecom), and $445 in Niger (Orange Niger), but it can cost only $25 for an 8Mbps connection in Franc...
 8 Aug 2012

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