The June 2019 the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation issued its report, The Age of Digital Interdependence, which, among other things, makes a series of recommendations related to human rights and human agency. The report states that “We urgently need to lay the foundations of an inclusive digital economy and society for all. We need […]Read more..
Tim Berners-Lee, in an attempt at reframing the web, has drafted, together with others, a Contract for the Web. The Contract has 9 guiding principles. The Contract for the Web included representatives from over 80 organizations, representing governments, companies and civil society, and sets out commitments to guide digital policy agendas. To achieve the Contract’s […]Read more..
The NDC Global Outlook Report 2019, is out. It is entitled The Heat is On. The report is optimistic in spite of many causes for pessimism. According to the report, “At least 112 nations, representing 53 percent of global GHG emissions and including many of the developing countries that are the most vulnerable to climate […]Read more..
I’d blush if I could: closing gender divides in digital skills through education is the name of a new much-touted UNESCO report published in May 2019. It was written in collaboration with the EQUALS Skills Coalition, a partnership of governments and organizations dedicated to promoting gender balance in the technology sector by championing equality of […]Read more..
According to the UNCHR, “The global population of forcibly displaced increased by 2.3 million people in 2018. By the end of the year, almost 70.8 million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, or human rights violations. As a result, the world’s forcibly displaced population remained yet again at a […]Read more..