The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), together with UN agencies and other organizations, is holding a series of forums, special sessions and webinars on metaverse running from March 2023.

These events provide a platform to stimulate global dialogue on metaverse and virtual worlds.

Participation is open to all and is free of charge.

Upcoming meetings and events

12-13 June 2024

FG-MV:
7th meeting of ITU Focus Group on metaverse

Organizer: ITU

Place: Geneva, Switzerland

13 June 2024

5th ITU Forum on Integrating virtual and physical worlds in the metaverse with digital twin

Organizer: ITU

Time: 14:30 – 16:30 Geneva time

Place: Geneva, Switzerland

14 June 2024

1st UN Virtual Worlds Day

Co-Organizers: ITU, World Bank, UNECE, ITCILO, UN Futures Lab Network, WMO, UNICC, WIPO, UNICEF, UN Tourism, UNU, UNDPPA, UNIN, United Nations Guatemala, FAO, UNESCWA, UNFCCC and its interagency initiative Resilience Frontiers and UNRISD

Place: Geneva, Switzerland

14 June 2024

Award ceremony of the 1st UN metaverse Think-a-thon

Co-Organizers: ITU, UNICC, FAO and IAEA

Place: Geneva, Switzerland

Past meetings and events

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28 May 2024

CitiVerse: Envisioning Inclusive, Sustainable, and People-Centered Cities

Co-organizers: ITU and WeGO

Time: 14:30 – 15:30 Geneva time

Place: Geneva, Switzerland

8 May 2024

UN metaverse Think-a-thon: Project Showcase & Competition

Co-organizers: ITU, UNICC, FAO, and IAEA

Time: 11:00 – 15:00 Geneva time

Place: Geneva, Switzerland

30 April 2024

FG-MV:
6th meeting of ITU Focus Group on metaverse

Organizer: ITU

Place: Virtual

25 April 2024

DTD Ask the Expert Session – Breaking barriers in the metaverse: Improving accessibility

Oganizer: ITU

Time: 14:00 – 14:30 Geneva time

Place: Virtual

2 April 2024

DTD Webinar – Immersive Inclusivity: Enhancing Virtual Worlds with Accessibility

Co-oganizers: ITU, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology Egypt (MCIT), and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Time: 14:00 – 15:00 Geneva time

Place: Virtual

5-8 March 2024

FG-MV:
5th meeting of ITU Focus Group on metaverse

Organizer: ITU

Place: Queretaro, Mexico

4 March 2024

4th ITU Forum on Shaping the CitiVerse: People centred cities & virtual worlds

Organizer: ITU
Hosts: Aston Group and Municipality of Queretaro
Place: Queretaro, Mexico

14 February 2024

DTD Webinar – Future of real-love in the virtual world: The Perfect Date

Co-oganizers: ITU and The Metaverse Institute

Time: 14:00 – 15:00 Geneva time

Place: Virtual

4-7 December 2023

FG-MV:
4th meeting of ITU Focus Group on metaverse

Organizer: ITU

Place: Geneva, Switzerland

* A free ITU Account is required to access relevant documentation.

30 October 2023

Episode #35: How to successfully develop People-Centred citiverse?

Oganizer: ITU and The Metaverse Institute

Time: 15:00 – 16:30 Geneva time

Place: Virtual

24 October 2023

Episode #34: What is a citiverse ? And how can it contribute to sustainable city development?

Organizer: ITU

Time: 15:30 – 17:00 Geneva time

Place: Virtual

18 October 2023

2nd Special Session of ITU Focus Group on metaverse (FG-MV)

Organizer: ITU

Time: 10:50 – 12:00 Riga time

Place: Riga, Latvia

3-5 October 2023

FG-MV:
3rd meeting of ITU Focus Group on metaverse

Organizer: ITU

Place: Geneva, Switzerland

* A free ITU Account is required to access relevant documentation.

2 October 2023

Episode #32: “Fashioning” the Metaverse to Accelerate Digital Transformation: What has gone out of style

Oganizer: ITU

Time: 14:00 – 15:30 Geneva time

Place: Virtual

13 September 2023

 3rd ITU Forum on Cities and the metaverse: shaping a citiverse for all

Oganizer: ITU

Time: 9:00 – 12:30 Arusha time

Place: Arusha, Tanzania

12 September 2023

1st Special Session of ITU Focus Group on metaverse (FG-MV)

Oganizer: ITU

Time: 14:30 – 16:30 Arusha time

Place: Arusha, Tanzania

13 July 2023

HLPF Forum side event on Exploring the metaverse: A New World of Possibilities for Cities and Communities

Co-organizers: ITU, Tanzania and Greece

Time: 14:00-15:30 Geneva Time

Place: Virtual

7 July 2023

2nd ITU Forum on Creating a metaverse for all through international standards

Organizer: ITU

Hosts: CAICT and SAIA

Time: 9:00-16:05 Shanghai Time

Place: Shanghai, China

4-6 July 2023

FG-MV:
2nd meeting of ITU Focus Group on metaverse

Oganizer: ITU

Place: Shanghai, China

* A free ITU Account is required to access relevant documentation.

8 June 2023

GSR23 Session 9:
Harnessing the Opportunities of the Metaverse

Organizer: ITU

Time: 13:15 – 14:45, Sharm El-Sheikh time

Place: Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

4 May 2023

STI Forum 2023 Side event on Leveraging the metaverse in cities to achieve the SDGs

Co-organizers: ITU and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Time: 13:15 – 14:45, New York time

Place: Virtual

8-9 March 2023

FG-MV:
1st meeting of ITU Focus Group on metaverse

Organizer: ITU

Time: 9:00 – 15:30. Riyadh time

Place: Geneva, Switzerland

* A free ITU Account is required to access relevant documentation.

7 March 2023

1st ITU Forum on Embracing the metaverse

Co-organizers: ITU and NCA

Time: 9:30 – 16:05, Riyadh time

Place: Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia