[bestbits] Internet Governance Challenges today 15:00 UTC with Brad Smith

Marilia Maciel mariliamaciel at gmail.com
Thu Nov 9 08:55:10 EST 2017

Dear colleagues,

Join us later today (15:00 UTC) for a discussion on current Internet
Governance challenges, featuring Microsoft's Brad Smith, who will further
develop ideas on Microsoft’s proposed Geneva Digital Convention. The
session be moderated by Dr Jovan Kurbalija, director of DiploFoundation and
Head of the Geneva Internet Platform.

Share your views through dig.watch/geneva and via #GenevaDigital

More information on how to access the livestream follow below.

All the best wishes,

Microsoft's Brad Smith will deliver the keynote speech during a panel
discussion today, Thursday, 9th November
[image: Geneva Internet Platform]

*Current Internet governance challenges: What’s next?*
Thursday, 9th November 2017, 15-17h UTC (16-18h CET)
Palais des Nations, Geneva | Online at dig.watch/geneva

Internet can be a facilitator for human rights, development, and economic
stability and growth, contributing decisively to human development. At the
same time, cyber-terrorism, online crime, and other forms of Internet
misuse demonstrate how Internet governance remains a challenge in need of
urgent attention.

Microsoft President and Chief Legal Office *Mr* *Brad Smith* will deliver
the keynote speech, and will discuss various aspects of Internet governance
and the proposed Digital Geneva Convention with 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*.

*Join the online discussion *

The discussion will be livestreamed
and an online discussion will take place via #GenevaDigital and on and
Digital Watch observatory at dig.watch/geneva#livestream

The event will be opened by the Director-General of UN Office in
Geneva *Mr* *Michael
Møller* and UNITAR Executive Director *Mr Nikhil Seth*. It will be
moderated by Chief of Strategic Planning and Membership Department at the
International Telecommunication Union (ITU) *Ms Doreen Bogdan-Martin*,
while the online discussion will be moderated by Geneva Internet Platform
(GIP) Head *Dr Jovan Kurbalija.*

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The event is organised by UNOG and UNITAR, in partnership with the Geneva
Internet Platform and the Graduate Institute for International and
Development Studies, and with the support of Fondation pour Genève.

Registration for the event (for participation in Geneva) is open
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*Marília Maciel*

Digital Policy Senior Researcher | DiploFoundation
WMO | 7bis, Avenue de la Paix | 1202 Geneva - Switzerland
MariliaM at diplomacy.edu | @MariliaM

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