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By on 05 Sep, 2019 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, E-Diplomacy, Internet Governance


'Who do I call if I want to call Europe?' asked Kissinger a few decades ago. The essence of Kissinger’s question could easily translate to the digital context: who do we call to solve our digital problems? And I would even go a step further and ask ‘who is picking up the phone?’

The more digitalisation impacts our lives, the more we will hear calls from citizens, companies, and countries for digital policy solutions in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI), e-commerce, cyber-money, fake news, child safety, and more. 

By on 08 Aug, 2019 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

After its promotion in November last year in Beijing, the Chinese translation of ‘An Introduction to Internet Governance’ is now available online for free download.

By Cedric Amon on 26 Jul, 2019 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

The challenges in the digital sphere are met with a multitude of calls for action and declarations worldwide. In this spirit, EuroDIG 2019 has sent a strong signal on the need for stakeholders to strengthen their co-operation within the digital ecosystem. Now that EuroDIG 2019 is over, here are the most important updates, trends, and discussions from the annual conference.

Co-operation is key

By Rawl Prescott on 22 Jul, 2019 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Internet Governance

Barbados will host the 15th United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) quadrennial meeting in October 2020.  It will be the first small state to host the conference. According to the Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Motley, hosting the conference will place Barbados at the centre of the global discussion on trade and development issues.

By on 03 Jul, 2019 | From the channel/s: Webinars, Internet Governance

Facebook’s plans cryptocurrency ‘Libra’, online rental business coming under fire and a renewed push to tax digital giants were among the main digital policy trends in June 2019.

By on 01 Jul, 2019 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

On 24 June, the digital policy community in Geneva gathered to discuss ways of implementing the final report of the UN High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, The Age of Digital Interdependence.

More than 80 participants from international organisations, diplomatic missions, academia, business, and civil society, contributed with concrete action points that could potentially see the report materialise in the months to come. The ‘Contributions from Geneva’ come one week after the report was officially launched in Geneva on 17 June. 

By on 14 Jun, 2019 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

An analytical summary of the Final Report of the UN High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation

By on 10 Jun, 2019 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, E-Learning, Internet Governance

Some 28 participants from 25 countries around the world attended and successfully completed the Introduction to Digital Policy and Diplomacy course, running from 25 March to 15 May 2019, in New York. This was the second session of this interactive blended learning course offered by the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) and DiploFoundation in co-operation with the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the UN in New York.

By on 05 Jun, 2019 | From the channel/s: Webinars, Internet Governance

The continuing controversy around Huawei; the Christchurch call aiming to eliminate online violent extremism; and facial recognition technology raising alarms were among the main digital policy trends in May 2019.


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