The outbreak of COVID-19 is forcing intergovernmental meetings online. This transition will not be easy, but it could pave the way for greater participation and openness in international affairs.
April 13, 2020
Nick Ashton-Hart is the global private sector’s representative in Geneva dedicated to digital trade and economic policy and a long-time delegate to the International Telecommunications Union.
While it is largely invisible to the public, behind the scenes the biggest change to intergovernmental meetings in our lifetimes is taking place: they’re going online.
This may not sound earthshaking—but it is.