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
2019
January
1 Jan-31 Dec 2019

ITU Council Working Group - Child Online Protection (TBD)

1-31 Jan 2019

UN High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation (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)

22-25 Jan 2019
Davos-Klosters, Switzerland

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

March
1 Mar-30 Apr 2019
Geneva

Human Rights Council - 40th Session (TBD)

19-21 Mar 2019
Australia

Commonwealth Cybersecurity Forum ’19

9-14 Mar 2019
Kobe, Japan

ICANN 64

23-29 Mar 2019
Prague, Czech Republic

IETF 104

April
1 Apr-31 May 2019

ITU D - Study Group 2 (TBD)

8-12 Apr 2019
Geneva, Switzerland

WSIS Forum 2019

May
28-31 May 2019
Tallinn, Estonia

Cycon

6-8 May 2019
Berlin, Germany

Re:publica 19

June
8-9 Jun 2019
Biarritz, France

G7 Summit 2019

28-29 Jun 2019
Japan

G20 Leaders' Summit

24-27 Jun 2019
Marrakech, Morocco

ICANN 65

6-8 Jun 2019
Bratislava

GLOBSEC

11-14 Jun 2019
Tunis, Tunisia

RightsCon 2019

July
11-13 Jul 2019
Strasbourg, France

Octopus 2018: Cooperation against Cybercrime

20-26 Jul 2019
Montreal, Canada

IETF 105

16-19 Jul 2019
Vladivostok, Russia

Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum

16-19 Jul 2019
Stockholm, Sweden

The 19th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium

August
1-31 Aug 2019

Global Forum on Cyber Expertise Annual Meeting (TBD)

September
17-23 Sep 2019
New York

UNGA 74th Session

October
1-31 Oct 2019

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

November
1-30 Nov 2019
TBD

Internet Governance Forum (2019 TBD)

2-7 Nov 2019
Montreal, Canada

ICANN 66

16-22 Nov 2019
TBD

IETF 106

2020
April
20-27 Apr 2020
Kyoto, Japan

UNODC 14th Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice