The rapid pace of technological change and the increasing importance of digital technologies in our lives have highlighted the need for new frameworks and policies to ensure that these technologies are developed and deployed in a secure, inclusive and sustainable manner. Through the Global Digital Compact process spearheaded by the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Technology, a framework for inclusive and responsible digital governance will be developed that reflects the needs and priorities of stakeholders from around the world.
In this high-level panel at the World Summit for Information Society 2023 conference, participants from a diverse range of backgrounds will come together to explore how new technologies can foster digital inclusion and promote international cooperation and collaboration on issues related to digital governance. Experts in digital governance and digital human rights, along with representatives from the UN, international organizations, civil society, and governments will participate.
In the session, the UN Tech Envoy will provide an overview of the Global Digital Compact process and share insights on its goals, expectations, and challenges. Subsequently, the panelists will elaborate on how the Global Digital Compact can leverage the potential of digital cooperation from the perspective of their respective organisations or countries. The session will also provide comprehensive insights from the two regional consultations for the African and American continent. Additionally, the panel will give an outlook on what is coming next, including the Asia consultations end of March.
To explore potential collaborations and partnerships the moderator will encourage interactive discussion and dialogue among the panelists and the audience.