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Essentials

  • The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) are pleased to extend an invitation to the tenth edition of the Geneva Lecture Series on “Current Internet Governance Challenges; what’s next?”
  • Date/Location: Thursday, 9 November 2017 from 4.00 to 6.00 pm in the Assembly Hall at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
  • To attend the event you must pre-register online here
  • Download the flyer for the event  
  • Unable to attend? Watch the lecture series live on UN Web Tv

Summary
The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) are pleased to extend an invitation to the tenth edition of the Geneva Lecture Series on “Current Internet Governance Challenges; what’s next?” which will take place on Thursday, 9 November 2017 from 4.00 to 6.00 pm in the Assembly Hall at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

This year’s Geneva Lecture Series will be opened with a keynote speech by the President and Chief Legal Officer of Microsoft, Mr. Brad Smith.

In the panel debate that will follow, Mr. Brad Smith will discuss with the Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Ms. Kate Gilmore, and the Head of the Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to the United Nations in New York, Mr. Phillip Spoerri, various aspects of internet governance and the proposed Digital Geneva Convention. The event will be moderated by the Chief of Strategic Planning and Membership Department at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Ms. Doreen Bogdan-Martin. It will be complemented by an online discussion moderated by the Director of the Geneva Internet Platform, Mr. Jovan Kurbalija.  Simultaneous interpretation in English and French will be provided.

This year’s 10th edition of the Geneva Lecture Series is jointly organized by UNITAR and UN Geneva in partnership with the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies and the Geneva Internet Platform. It is organized with the kind support of the Fondation pour Genève.

Registration to participate in this event is compulsory for all, including those already in possession of an access badge for the Palais des Nations. We invite you to register here by Wednesday, 8 November 2017 at the latest.   Interested participants are encouraged to register as soon as possible; as the number of seats is strictly limited, it is possible that registration will have to close prior to the indicated date.