Every week, discover a theme of International Geneva’s current events linked to an image of a renowned photographer.
On 1 September, the ICRC organizes an all-day digital event composed of 7 thematic panels: Follow the Sun: A Digital Launch of the Data Protection Handbook (2nd ed.). "The objective of the event is to explore the opportunities and risks that an increasing digitalization of the humanitarian sector can bring, and to offer an insight on the importance of data protection to ‘do no harm’ in the digital era."
The Geneva Cities Hub (GCH) launching event will take place on Tuesday 25 August at La Maison de la Paix. Supported by the Confederation, the canton, and the City of Geneva, the GCH aims to facilitate relations between global urban actors and Geneva-based international organizations, diplomatic missions, civil society organizations, and Academia. It will coordinate its activities with city networks through partnerships. Should you not be registered, you may follow the event live here.
On 21 July, the Graduate Institute and the CEPR co-organize an online public talk by Professor Pierre Yared on his paper "Pandemic Lockdown: The Role of Government Commitment". His work focuses on the importance of credible rules that allow governments to curb a pandemic while limiting the economic costs of a lockdown.
The 2020 WSIS Forum, co-organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTAD, is a collaborative event aiming at fostering partnerships, information exchange, creation of knowledge and sharing of best practices on Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The online event will be ongoing until 31 August 2020.
Today, the International AIDS Society launches "AIDS 2020: Virtual" to access the latest HIV science, research and policy. The online event will be taking place until 10 July and will gather scientists, policy makers, advocates and people living with HIV to advance the HIV response.
An "infodemic" is an overaboundance of information – some accurate, some not. It makes it difficult to find trustworthy information in times of need. To address this phenomenon, the World Health Organization organizes on 29 June its first Infodemiology Conference to discuss how to manage it and help people find reliable sources of information when they require it.
On 25 June, The Graduate Institute will live-stream the second online edition of the UN75 Dialogues in International Geneva. This special edition on culture, sports and tourism will discuss the impact the pandemic has on these three sectors.
A Syrian refugee gets checked for the covid-19 caused by the novel coronavirus, during a testing campagne organised by Lebanon's health ministry and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the southern city of Sidon, on May 28, 2020. By Mahmoud ZAYYAT / AFP.
Government health workers take the temperature of a patient as they visit riverside communities of the municipality of Melgaco to test them for COVID-19 coronavirus infections in the Marajoara region, located in the southwest of the island of Marajo, at the mouth of the Amazon River in the state of Para, Brazil, on May 23, 2020. By Tarso Sarraf / AFP.
Nurses assigned to the Infectious Diseases Unit (IDU) at the Kenyatta University Hospital attend a Zumba class held at the hospital compound in Nairobi, on 17 May 2020. Coinciding with the morning shift rotation, it aimed to offer some respite to nurses charged with the management of patients infected with COVID-19 Coronavirus. By Tony Karumba / AFP.
A Bali police officer wears a scary mask called "Leak" while trying to educate people on COVID-19 coronavirus matter at a traditional market in Kerobokan, near Denpasar on May 14, 2020. Photograph taken by SONNY TUMBELAKA / AFP.
A patient affected by the COVID-19 Coronavirus speaks with a family member by a video call at a field hospital set up at a sports gym, in Santo Andre, São Paulo state, Brazil, on May 11, 2020. By Miguel Schincariol / AFP.
General view of a ward, on 9 May 2020, where COVID-19 patients breathe with the assistance of oxygen masks, at the regional hospital in Iquitos, the largest city of the Peruvian Amazon. By Ginebra PENA / AFP.