The Cybersecurity Diplomacy course equips professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to act effectively in cybersecurity diplomacy. This online course analyses how the abuse of technology impacts geopolitical security, social and economi...

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During this event, we want to assess the current situation, share lessons learned, and enter into a discussion with practitioners. We will bring together high-level practitioners and expert researchers to unpack the emergence of digital foreign polic...
  2 Mar 2021

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In November 2020, Switzerland introduced its Digital Foreign Policy Strategy, marking a new phase in its efforts to shape the governance of digital issues. For decades, Switzerland has been at the forefront of international digital developments. It h...
 26 Jan 2021

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On the emergence of digital foreign policy you can consult: aresearch report, and conference summary from the conferenceheld on 2nd March 2021 All countries (albeit with differences in emphasis depending on th...

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The Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) aims to provide simple and evidence-based access to and analysis of the complex fields of Internet governance and digital policy. The GIP’s particular focus is on building the capacity of diplomatic missions, intern...
 7 Jan 2021

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Precise agriculture, monitoring water use, remote medicine – these are just some of the developments enabled due to the expanding use of Internet of things (IoT) devices. There is no doubt that IoT devices can improve our lives. At the same time, how...
 16 Dec 2020

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Three hundred years ago, Charles Bonnet was born in the thriving intellectual epicentre of Geneva. Botanist, lawyer, philosopher, psychologist, and politician were but a few parts of what was a rich life of academic pursuits. This genuine renaissa...
 11 Dec 2020

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For delivering secure-by-design digital products, companies currently lack market incentives. Just as governments need industry for developing smart regulations and policies, the industry needs governments for setting the tone and impetus for the mar...
 9 Dec 2020

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How can Geneva not only maintain but increase its relevance on the digital stage in the years to come? What steps does it need to take today to keep attracting stakeholders, conferences, and initiatives tomorrow? How can it work with other science an...
  7 Dec 2020

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The Geneva Digital Atlas features digital governance tours combining virtual and physical experiences in dealing with standardisation, data, cybersecurity and other pressing issues of our times. We invite you to join us for this event on Monday, 3...
  30 Nov 2020

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The Internet, as we know it today, has evolved from a platform of the tech, academic, and research elite, to a tool for the general public, given its wide adoption by the mainstream modern society (Naughton, 2016). Without the benefit of hindsight, f...
 16 Nov 2020

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TheInternet Governance Forum (IGF) 2020will be held online, under the overarching theme 'Internet for human resilience and solidarity' with a programme developed around four main thematic tracks: data, environment, inclusion, and trust. ...
  9 Nov 2020

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By Katarina Andjelkovic, Andrijana Gavrilovic, and Natasa Perucica 75 years after the signing of the UN Charter and the creation of the UN, the world is coping with challenges that were unimaginable back in the day. Established to maintain i...
 2 Oct 2020

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Ms Grace Mutung’u researches on information and communications technology (ICT) policy in Kenya and Africa, with specialisation in digital rights, governance, and development. She has been involved in ICT policy development over the past ten years an...

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What are connected objects? Consider home assistants, smart thermostats, fitness wearables and connected cars to name but a few which advocate the advantages of convenience, home efficiency, health monitoring, safety, and security. Collectively known...
 8 Aug 2020

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Internet governance (IG) is a particularly challenging puzzle when viewed from the perspective of countries in the Global South. Many of these countries are asymmetrically integrated and constrained by structures of dependence established by more adv...
 28 Jul 2020

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Robust and inclusive Internet governance must reflect the growing relevance of the Internet for global economic, social, and political life. Many small and developing countries in general and their civil societies in particular are excluded from inte...

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