The UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is the world's largest neutral multistakeholder forum that promotes discussion and dialogue on digitisation. It was convened for the first time in 2006 by the UN Secretary-General. Since then, every year 2000 to 3000 representatives from governments, international organizations, business, civil society, the technical sector and academia from all over the world participate in the IGF. The program is defined by the wider internet community through a "bottom-up" process.
The European Union is a winner of the 3rd edition of the Geneva Engage Awards, as the top permanent mission in its social media outreach and engagement. According to the methodology behind the Geneva Engage Awards, DiploFoundation and the Geneva Internet Platform analysed social media activities of organisations and permanent missions in International Geneva and their engagement with the Internet public.
From Guyana in South America to Makati in the Philippines (and many other places in between) filmmakers from around the globe will soon showcase their skills as cinematographers at the Global Migration Film Festival.
The International Solidarity Division of the Canton of Geneva and the University of Geneva Hospitals (HUG) are hosting a joint panel discussion on the topic of "The Fight against Neglected Tropical Diseases", Tuesday 28 November at 18h30 at HUG. Mr François Longchamp, President of the Geneva Council of State, will officially open the event.
CERN is one of the world's leading laboratories for particle physics. At CERN, physicists and engineers use the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments to understand the fundamental structure and origins of the universe.
The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and The Economist will organise on Thursday 02 November a conference about The Future of Work (Auditorium Ivan Pictet, Maison de la Paix, 17:00-19:30).
In celebration of 25 years of "Changing finance and financing change", the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) is convening the sustainable finance community at a series of five Regional Roundtables.
The Palais des Nations will open its doors to the public on Saturday 7 October, prior to a five-year-long renovation of the complex. Originally built in the 1930s, this symbol of Geneva's diplomatic power has never been fully renovated. The open day will feature unique interactive and educational activities, presented by key members of international Geneva.
Interaction and dialogue with UN staff will be the common theme of the open day. A series of booths scattered around the Palais will highlight the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and 2030 Agenda.
The 20th edition of the Fête de la Presse & de la Communication, organized by the Geneva Press Club, will take place on 31 August at La Pastorale. Since its creation in 1997, the Geneva Press Club has hosted over 30 heads of states or prime ministers, and organised numerous events, including around a hundred press conferences with ambassadors and world leaders, among them Fidel Castro, Kofi Annan, Henry Kissinger and the Dalai Lama.