The scale, spread and speed of change brought about by digital technologies is unprecedented.
Digital technologies know no borders. They cut across boundaries, sectors and disciplines, opening up new opportunities which are transforming societies and economies, and helping achieve the world’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
At the same time, as a global community we face questions about security, equity, ethics, and human rights in a digital age. And the current means and levels of international cooperation are unequal to the challenges.
Cooperation across domains and across borders is critical to realizing the transformational potential of digital technologies, while safeguarding against risks and unintended consequences.
The High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation was established by the UN Secretary-General in July 2018 to identify good examples and propose modalities for working cooperatively across sectors, disciplines and borders to address challenges in the digital age.
The Panel will conduct a broad engagement and consultation process, resulting in a final report with actionable recommendations in 2019.