IFIP is involved in a record seven events at this week’s WSIS (World Summit for the Information Society) Forum in Geneva. 

IFIP has contributed to WSIS over many years, gaining formal recognition as a “Supporting Partner”. WSIS is co-organised by ITU, UNESCO, UNDP, UNCTAD and the Swiss Confederation.

On Monday, IFIP President Anthony Wong welcomed the ITU Secretary General Doreen Bogdan-Martin and UN dignitaries to the IFIP booth. Also shown are Joice Benza, Paul Haskell-Dowland and Moira De Roche

This year’s events include:

  1. IP3 sessionRe” Generative AI – Using Artificial and Human Intelligence in tandem for innovation” on Tuesday 28 May 2024
  2. IFIP President invited to participate in the UNESCO “WSIS Action Line C3: Guaranteeing the online space for all” panel discussion on the evolution of access to information in the past 20 year on 29 May 2024.
  3. TC11 eventBuilding confidence and security in connected IT systems” on 29 May 2024.
  4. IFIP President invited to participate in the UNESCO panel on “The Future of AI in the Judiciary” on 29 May 2024. 
  5. TC12 panel discussion on “Synergy Human-AI for complex problem-solving” on 30 May 2024.
  6. IFIP President invited to participate in the UNESCO panel WSIS Action Line C7 “E-science: Assessment of progress made over the last 20 years” on 30 May 2024.
  7. TC12 Chair consultation on the revision of “UNESCO’s Internet Universality Indicators” on 31 May 2024.

The full agenda for WSIS can be viewed here. As with all UN events, attendance is free, but registration is required (for onsite or virtual attendance).  We encourage you and your Member Society to attend these sessions.

And if you’re in Geneva, come and visit the IFIP stand at WSIS during the week. We thank you for your support and look forward to meeting in person or virtually at WSIS 2024.