Serving Humanity with Values
Globethics.net is organising a thematic Workshop on ‘Cyber Ethics, Education and Security: Serving Humanity with Values' on the morning of Thursday 11 April 2019 at the 10th World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum at the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in Geneva, Switzerland.
The WSIS Forum is a global United Nations (UN) multi-stakeholder event co-organised by the ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTAD, in close collaboration with other UN agencies taking place in 2019 from 8-12 April.
On the programme of the WSIS Forum 2019, which is expected to attract around 2,500 participants engaged in information and communication technology (ICT) for development experts and actors, are high-level policy sessions, WSIS Prizes and Photo Contest, special tracks on ICTs and sports, development, innovation and youth, a hackathon and a WSIS accessibility day focused on security, communication, mobility, education and emergencies.
Also on the agenda, available at https://www.itu.int/go/wsisagenda, are thematic workshops organised by different stakeholders on topics related to the WSIS Action Lines.
Globethics.net's Workshop on Cyber Ethics during the WSIS Forum on 11 April 2019 is based upon the issues raised by contributors to the book ‘Cyber Ethics 4.0: Serving Humanity with Values', published by Globethics.net in 2018 and launched in New Delhi, India in November 2018. As well as providing the space for discussion around the topic the Workshop will include a time to launch the book in Geneva.
Cyber Ethics aims to provide orientation on what is right and wrong, good and bad in relation to cyber space. During the Workshop panelists will bring ethical perspectives to a dialogue on challenges and solutions arising in response to the development and use of cyber technology in education, especially with regards to cyber security. The Workshop will be moderated by Prof. Dr Obiora Ike, Executive Director of Globethics.net and will include Prof. Dr Dr h.c. Christoph Stückelberger, Founder and President of Globethics.net and Professor of Ethics from Switzerland and Dr Pavan Duggal, cyberlaw expert from India among the panellists. The full programme for the Workshop with details of the panellists will be made available nearer to the time.
The first World Summit on the Information Society in 2003 in Geneva was one of the inspirations for the foundation of Globethics.net in 2004. Globethics.net in its 15th year continues to be engaged as an actor in today's information society and is committed to open access to the internet and to knowledge resources for the good of all.
For further information about Globethics.net's involvement in previous WSIS Forums see:
- ‘Ethics in the Information Society: The Nine ‘P's – A Discussion Paper for the WSIS+10 Process 2013-2015', Globethics.net Texts No. 4, 2013.