UN launches new tech report calling for a safer and more inclusive digital future

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The UN High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation launched a new report, “The Age of Digital Interdependence”, which highlights the urgency of improved global cooperation in the digital age.

The report explores a number of related issues, including how to build an inclusive digital future; the protection of human rights, and promoting digital trust and security; and models for a global digital cooperation architecture. It also sets out a number of recommendations for shaping the digital future.

These include a recommendation for specific policies to be adopted to ensure the full “digital inclusion” of women and marginalized groups, along with the establishment of internationally recognized ways to measure inclusiveness.

The launch of the report comes 9 months after the UN Secretary-General António Guterres established the Panel, which convenes experts from the private sector, governments, academia, civil society and inter-governmental organizations, and addresses the challenges of the digital age.

The launch was marked with a live Webchat, featuring Mr. Guterres, Jack Ma, Executive Chairman of the Alibaba Group, and Melinda Gates, co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Source: UN News