The UN's Global Digital Compact (GDC) seeks to develop a common understanding of key digital principles by taking an inclusive approach to internet governance. The APC network has been actively engaging in the GDC process by participating in numerous UN-led consultations, discussions and subm...
APC presents its second edition of an audio series that brings you voices from the ground, this time at RightsCon 2023 in Central America. The series tries ensure the inclusion of local civil society voices and calls attention to urgent issues of common interest.
We are delighted to announce the launch of the Routing for Communities podcast, with the first two of 12 episodes now out! These first two episodes take us to discover the work of innovative community networks in South Africa and Kenya.
Joint letterCivil society participation at the UN Human Rights mechanisms in Geneva
An inclusive approach to participation requires that the UN addresses the limited space for civil society engagement. The UN now has the chance to consolidate the modalities of participation that allow for a broader, more inclusive, effective and climate-friendly human rights system.
Assessment toolA framework for developing gender-responsive cybersecurity policy: Assessment tool
This assessment tool seeks to provide step-by-step advice and concrete recommendations for those wishing to develop a gender approach to cybersecurity policy.
StatementAPC statement to the Global Digital Compact Thematic Deep-Dive session on artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies
APC believes it is imperative to place human rights, social justice and sustainable development at the centre at all stages of AI systems, including their creation, development, implementation and governance, and that potential risks should be continually assessed and managed.
Joint letterJoint letter regarding civil society participation in the UN Global Digital Compact process
In this joint letter to the co-facilitators of the Global Digital Compact process, namely Sweden and Rwanda's Permanent Representatives to the UN, APC and over 30 other civil society organisations urge them to ensure meaningful participation of civil society in the discussions.
StatementDerechos Digitales statement to the Global Digital Compact Thematic Deep-Dive session on human rights online
In its statement, APC member Derechos Digitales called for the Compact to recognise the internet as a key enabler for the exercise of all human rights, and to promote meaningful access, which can only exist when people can use the internet freely and safely.
StatementStatement by AHM Bazlur Rahman to the Global Digital Compact Thematic Deep-Dive session on human rights online
Speaking on behalf of the Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication and Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum, APC associate AHM Bazlur Rahman stated that this is an opportune time to reinforce universal access to the internet as a basic human right, not just a privilege.
StatementAPC statement to the Global Digital Compact Thematic Deep-Dive session on human rights online
APC believes that human rights crosscut all the priority themes highlighted for the Global Digital Compact (GDC) and therefore, a human rights framework, standards and principles should be at the centre of the GDC.
SubmissionAPC input to the Global Digital Compact
APC believes the Global Digital Compact could play a key role in ensuring that the lessons learned from years of multistakeholder cooperation feed into future processes of internet policy, internet governance and global digital cooperation
For decades science fiction has alarmed us with the idea that AI will become much smarter than us and take control. Our columnist unpacks the issues of AI's uncertainty, common good, regulation and governance.
Despite pushback from around the world, Uganda has passed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which puts the safety of LGBTQIA+ folks at risk by institutionalising discrimination against them. This piece reflects on the impact of this draconian law on those already living on the margins.
This piece recounts the joint discussions and learning shared among three community networks in the state of São Paulo in Brazil, revolving around the installation and use of the Pirania captive portal, an open source application that works as an internet access control tool.
In this weekly column, longstanding associate of APC David Souter looks at different aspects of the digital society. Issues covered include internet governance and sustainable development, human rights and the environment, policy, practice and the use of ICTs.