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Daniel Stauffacher

ICT4Peace Foundation
Geneva Switzerland
Dr. Daniel Stauffacher, a former Ambassador of Switzerland, is the Founder and President of the ICT4Peace Foundation (www.ict4peace.org), which since 2003 explores, champions the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for peace-building, crisis management, and humanitarian aid, and supports diplomatic processes for a peaceful and open cyberspace (www.ict4peace.org). In October 2016 he co-founded the Zurich Hub for Ethics and Technology (www.ethicsandtechnology.org).

From 1999 to end of 2005 he was an Ambassador of Switzerland and a Special Representative of the Swiss Federal Government, responsible, inter alia for the hosting the UN World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in 2003. He was a member of UN SG Kofi Annan’s UN ICT Task Force and a founding Trustee of Sir Tim Berners Lee’s World Wide Web Foundation.

He serves as an advisor to several Governments, to the UN Secretariat General, Funds and Programmes on improving Crisis Information Management Systems and processes, using ICTs and new media. Since 2006 he and his colleagues form ICT4Peace have called for and participated in research and international negotiations on cyber security to maintain a secure and peaceful cyberspace and published a number of widely acclaimed publications to support such international processes (see publications and events: http://ict4peace.org/?p=1076).

After working for the private sector, he joined the UN and worked in New York, Laos and China. He then joined the Swiss Government for fifteen years of which seven years as an Ambassador to the UN. He was inter alia Division Chief for Economic Cooperation with Central and Eastern European Countries, and Economic and Financial Counsellor at the Swiss Mission to the EU.