29 November 2021
Our tour includes important security-related processes such as the Group of Governmental Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS). The main background and policy research is provided by the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR). The Geneva Dialogue on Responsible Behaviour in Cyberspace aims to map the roles and responsibilities of actors in contributing to greater security and stability in cyberspace in the context of international peace and security.
Moreover, Geneva has hosted in June 2021 the meeting between US president Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussion the future of cyber relations and possibly opening the way to a cyber détente between the two countries.
Next door is Maison de la Paix which hosts several organisations focusing on cybersecurity, including the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), the Geneva Center for Security Policy (GCSP), and the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF). At the Campus biotech, the Cyberpeace Institute works to decrease the frequency, harm, and scale of cyber-attacks on civilians and critical civilian infrastructure, and increase the resilience of vulnerable actors.
Geneva also hosts the offices of numerous private sector companies such as Microsoft, Cisco, and Huawei.
- Ljupčo Gjorgjinski, Senior Advisor for Multilateral Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, North Macedonia
- Francesca Bosco, Chief of Staff and Head of Foresight, CyberPeace Institute
- Nemanja Malisevic, Director of Digital Diplomacy, Corporate, External & Legal Affairs (CELA), Microsoft
Moderator: Vladimir Radunovic, Director of Cybersecurity and E-diplomacy, DiploFoundation
Interested in learning about more cybersecurity processes, actors and trends ?
For actors, you can visit
- Our Geneva Digital Atlas and learn ‘who does what when it comes to digital’ in Geneva;
- The rise of Cyber norms