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UN Secretary-General launches a Roadmap for Digital Cooperation

2020-06-12T15:48:56-04:00June 11th, 2020|Categories: News|

In newly released “Roadmap for Digital Cooperation,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres calls for action to CONNECT, RESPECT, and PROTECT all people in the digital age (11 June, 2020- New York) United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres presented today a set of recommended actions for the international community to help ensure all people are connected, respected, and [...]

Special Update: Digital Cooperation in the time of COVID-19

2020-03-31T12:15:07-04:00March 31st, 2020|Categories: Update|

As the COVID-19 global pandemic spreads rapidly around the world, our collective dependence on internet connectivity and digital technologies has become more apparent than ever. As millions of people are asked to stay at home, they turn to their phones and computers as a lifeline and a necessary tool to substitute in-person activities. People have [...]

Update on Digital Cooperation Recommendations Follow-Up Process

2020-02-03T16:14:13-05:00January 31st, 2020|Categories: Update|

The High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation was convened by the UN Secretary-General to advance global multi-stakeholder dialogue on how we can work better together to realize the potential of digital technologies for advancing human well-being while mitigating the risks. In June 2019, the Panel submitted their report, “The Age of Digital Interdependence,” which included a [...]

Panel Launches Report & Recommendations For Building an Inclusive Digital Future

2019-06-24T16:57:33-04:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |

An independent expert group appointed by the UN Secretary-General calls on governments, the private sector and civil society, to work together urgently to maximize the benefits and minimize the harms of digital technologies In its report, The Age of Digital Interdependence, presented to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today, a 20-person Panel co-chaired by Melinda Gates [...]

Launch of the High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation’s Report

2019-06-03T12:53:15-04:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Update|

The High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation will launch its report and recommendations on Monday 10 June 2019 To mark the occasion, join a live conversation on digital cooperation with: UN Secretary-General António Guterres Melinda Gates Jack Ma   The live webcast will begin at 10:45am EST and will be streaming on multiple channels, including: UN [...]

High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation concludes meetings in Finland

2019-05-28T03:41:48-04:00April 5th, 2019|Categories: News|

On Tuesday 2 April, the High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation held a joint meeting with the EU's Global Tech Panel at the invitation of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. This is part of the High-level Panel’s ongoing engagement with a wide-range of digital policy forums such as the IGF and the WSIS Forum. [...]

Meeting Summary, Consultation Insights, and Next Steps

2019-05-28T03:41:48-04:00February 8th, 2019|Categories: Update|

At the second in-person meeting of the High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation, UN Secretary-General António Guterres called on Panel members to “be bold,” citing the compelling need for “new thinking and innovative ideas to harness the benefits and manage the risks of this digital age." Co-chairs Melinda Gates and Jack Ma also stressed the importance [...]

High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation Meets in Geneva

2019-05-28T03:41:48-04:00January 23rd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |

UN Secretary-General and Panel Co-Chairs Emphasize the Need for New Ways of Working Together in the Digital Age The UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation met this week at the United Nations in Geneva to review insights gleaned from its global consultation and discuss ideas for its forthcoming report. Ms. Melinda Gates and Mr. [...]

Call for Input and Engagement around Key Focus Areas

2019-05-28T03:41:48-04:00October 10th, 2018|Categories: Update|

At its first meeting in New York on 24-25 September 2018, the UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation discussed opportunities offered by digital technologies for accelerating the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and for empowering individuals and communities. Equally, it examined the risks associated with these technologies and current obstacles to digital trust [...]

UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation Meets to Chart Path Forward

2019-05-28T03:41:48-04:00September 26th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres convened the first in-person meeting of the High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation in New York this week. The Panel, comprising a diverse group of leaders including government ministers, young entrepreneurs, academics, and activists, discussed how collaborative, global approaches could help tackle some of the challenges posed by rapid technological change. [...]

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