The High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation is seeking input from individuals, governments, industry, academic/research groups, the technical community, non-governmental and international organizations to inform its deliberations and development of actionable recommendations for the report.

The High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation was established by the UN Secretary-General in July 2018 to advance proposals to strengthen cooperation in the digital realm, and contribute to the broader global dialogue on how interdisciplinary and cooperative approaches can help ensure a safe and inclusive digital future.

What are the key questions for written contributions?

Digital cooperation refers to the ways and means through which individuals, organizations, and countries work together to manage their social, economic, and legal relations in the digital realm. It emphasises functions and modalities (‘how’) and not just the form or outcome (‘what’) of processes whereby the relevant stakeholders in the digital space work to maximize the benefits of digital technologies while safeguarding against potential risks.

You can submit a written contribution reflecting on one or more of the following aspects of digital cooperation:

  1. What values and principles should underpin cooperation in the digital realm;
  2. How can stakeholders cooperate more effectively in the digital realm, including how can marginalized stakeholders be included;
  3. How can cooperation among stakeholders be improved in areas such as inclusive development; inclusive participation in the digital economy; data; protection of human rights online; human voice and human agency in the digital age; digital trust and security; and building the capacity of individuals, institutions and governments for the digital transformation.

Who can submit and what is the deadline?

Written contributions, either from an individual or organizational/institutional perspective are welcome. Submissions can be made via webform or as a single PDF emailed to contributions[at]digitalcooperation[dot]org.

The deadline has now closed. The consultation period was open from 8 October 2018 to 31 January 2019.

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