Roadmap for Digital Cooperation
The Secretary-General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation
The High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation was established by the UN Secretary-General in July 2018 and in 2019 submitted a final report “The Age of Digital Interdependence”. Further information on the work of the High-Level Panel and the subsequent follow-up processes can be found here.
On 11 June 2020, the United Nations Secretary-General issued a Roadmap for Digital Cooperation (A/74/821) which addresses how the international community can better harness the opportunities presented by digital technologies while addressing their challenges.
The Secretary-General’s Roadmap builds on recommendations made by the High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation, and input from Member States, the private sector, civil society, the technical community and other stakeholder groups and calls on us all to:
We must achieve universal, safe, inclusive, and affordable access to the Internet for all by 2030. Overcoming the digital divide is key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Human rights exist online as they do offline and need to be at the center of digital technology. Putting human rights and human agency at the center of everything is crucial in the digital space.
We must mitigate online harms and rising digital security threats, especially for the most vulnerable amongst us.