UN Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation

The UN Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation lays out eight key action areas:

  1.  Achieving universal connectivity by 2030 through establishing targets and metrics; convening investors for financing hard-to-reach areas; promoting transformative initiatives; creating an enabling regulatory environment and integrating connectivity into emergency preparedness and response.  For example Giga is seeking to connect all schools.
  2.  Promoting digital public goods including open-source software, open data, open artificial intelligence models, open standards and open content aligned with national and international privacy laws, including through the Digital Public Goods Alliance.
  3.  Ensuring digital inclusion for all, including the most vulnerable, through a multi-stakeholder digital inclusion coalition mapping action; collecting data on digital financial inclusion and literacy; and support national plans.
  4.  Strengthening digital capacity-building approaches including holistic technical and financial support for digital readiness, strategy and digital skills training through a multi-stakeholder network and a joint facility for digital capacity development.
  5.  Ensuring the protection of human rights through comprehensive guidance from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on human rights assessments of using new technologies, and commitments from Member States and industry to place human rights at the center of legislation, regulation and innovations.
  6.  Supporting global cooperation on artificial intelligence that is trustworthy, human rights based, safe and sustainable and promotes peace through a dedicated multi-stakeholder advisory body and promoting best practice.
  7.  Promoting trust and security in the digital environment through a broad and overarching statement that establishes a common understanding and elements of digital trust and security, endorsed by Member States.
  8.  Building a more effective architecture for digital cooperation through reconceptualization of digital governance architecture and enhancing the Internet Governance Forum.

 

The UN Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation lays out eight key action areas:

  1.  Achieving universal connectivity by 2030 through establishing targets and metrics; convening investors for financing hard-to-reach areas; promoting transformative initiatives; creating an enabling regulatory environment and integrating connectivity into emergency preparedness and response.  For example Giga is seeking to connect all schools.
  2.  Promoting digital public goods including open-source software, open data, open artificial intelligence models, open standards and open content aligned with national and international privacy laws, including through the Digital Public Goods Alliance.
  3.  Ensuring digital inclusion for all, including the most vulnerable, through a multi-stakeholder digital inclusion coalition mapping action; collecting data on digital financial inclusion and literacy; and support national plans.
  4.  Strengthening digital capacity-building approaches including holistic technical and financial support for digital readiness, strategy and digital skills training through a multi-stakeholder network and a joint facility for digital capacity development.
  5.  Ensuring the protection of human rights through comprehensive guidance from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on human rights assessments of using new technologies, and commitments from Member States and industry to place human rights at the center of legislation, regulation and innovations.
  6.  Supporting global cooperation on artificial intelligence that is trustworthy, human rights based, safe and sustainable and promotes peace through a dedicated multi-stakeholder advisory body and promoting best practice.
  7.  Promoting trust and security in the digital environment through a broad and overarching statement that establishes a common understanding and elements of digital trust and security, endorsed by Member States.
  8.  Building a more effective architecture for digital cooperation through reconceptualization of digital governance architecture and enhancing the Internet Governance Forum.