Global Digital Compact – Stakeholder Input Needed

Dear Listers,

Following the political declaration adopted at the occasion of the United
Nations’ 75th anniversary <> in September
2020, the Secretary-General in September 2021 released his report *Our
Common Agenda*PDF
The Common Agenda proposes a Global Digital Compact to be agreed at the
Summit of the Future in September 2024 through a technology track involving
all stakeholders: governments, the United Nations system, the private
sector (including tech companies), civil society, grass-roots
organizations, academia, and individuals, including youth.

The Global Digital Compact is expected to “outline shared principles for an
open, free and secure digital future for all”. The Common Agenda report
suggests issues that it might cover, including digital connectivity,
avoiding Internet fragmentation, providing people with options as to how
their data is used, application of human rights online, and promoting a
trustworthy Internet by introducing accountability criteria for
discrimination and misleading content.

Contributions are open by 31 March 2023 – see more information here –

Participate in informal consultations led by Sweden and Rwanda –


*Victor Kapiyo*
Partner | *Lawmark Partners LLP*
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