international women's day

International Women’s Day – March 8th

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is, “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”. The Generation Equality campaign is bringing together people of every gender, age, ethnicity, race, religion and country, to drive actions that will create the gender-equal world we all deserve. Together, we want to mobilize to end gender-based violence; we are calling for […]

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age of digital independence

The Age of Digital Interdependence

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 […]

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The contract for the web

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 […]

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The Heat is on: Climate change report 2019

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 […]

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