When it comes to scientific innovations such as artificial intelligence, geo-engineering, or the quantum revolution, we cannot afford to be mere bystanders — we must act. Regulation and anticipation are crucial and demand our full attention.
With the establishment of GESDA, supported by our Federal and Cantonal authorities and the support of our Foundation, Switzerland got it right. It anticipated that in upcoming years, certain scientific advances will be questioned and raise new global governance challenges. The Radar, edited each year by GESDA, enables us to be aware and up to date with scientific breakthrough before they affect our societies. It helps us reap the benefits for the common good. The interplay between GESDA's anticipatory approach and the dynamic Geneva ecosystem propels this Radar into the realm of pivotal tools for International Geneva.
We are convinced that there is no substitute to a revitalised multilateralism that functions as a cohesive force, fostering collaboration and promoting anticipation, as we have recently underlined in our in-depth study “International Geneva State of Affairs 2023, Science diplomacy: An opportunity for Geneva”, published by the Observatory of the Fondation pour Genève.
The Fondation pour Genève has been a keen supporter of this innovative key project, born in International Geneva, that shapes scientific diplomacy to address global issues.
Geneva, Switzerland, October 2023