Cyber Events Calendar

As cybersecurity becomes a critical policy issue in the digital age, there is a growing need for human rights defenders to engage in relevant policy processes. However, the policy landscape is complex and difficult to navigate.

This calendar seeks to address this by mapping the key events and processes which shape the global cybersecurity policy landscape, and highlighting those that matter most for human rights defenders.

The calendar covers events across the global cybersecurity policy space, which we’ve organised into the following four categories:

  • UN and subsidiary bodies: as well as mainstream UN events (like General Assembly meetings), this category also includes the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).
  • Governmental and intergovernmental processes: this includes processes at the national, regional, and global level.
  • Technical and standards-setting bodies: for example, The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).
  • Other processes.

Interested in specific issues? Use the filters at the top to narrow down the calendar. 

We welcome relevant input related to events, spaces or processes. To propose additions or amendments to the mapping for consideration, please contact us.

For more information on the ITU, visit GPD's ITU Info Hub.

Event Archive
1 Jan-31 Dec 2019

ITU Council Working Group - Child Online Protection (TBD)

1 Jan-31 Dec 2019

Global Conference on CyberSpace (TBD)

1 Jan-31 Dec 2019

OSCE Forum for Security Co-operation (FSC) (TBD)

1 Jan-31 Dec 2019

BRICS Summit 2019 (TBD)

1-31 Aug 2019

Global Forum on Cyber Expertise Annual Meeting (TBD)

17-23 Sep 2019
New York

UNGA 74th Session

1-31 Oct 2019

41st International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (TBD)

1-30 Nov 2019

Internet Governance Forum (2019 TBD)

2-7 Nov 2019
Montreal, Canada


16-22 Nov 2019

IETF 106

20-27 Apr 2020
Kyoto, Japan

UNODC 14th Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice