Internet governance

How the APC network has engaged with the UN's Global Digital Compact to help shape our digital future
How the APC network has engaged with the UN's Global Digital Compact to help shape our digital future 06 June 2023 Maja Romano

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 submissions.

A framework for developing gender-responsive cybersecurity policy: Assessment tool
A framework for developing gender-responsive cybersecurity policy: Assessment tool 05 June 2023 APC

This assessment tool seeks to provide step-by-step advice and concrete recommendations for those wishing to develop a gender approach to cybersecurity policy.

APC statement to the Global Digital Compact Thematic Deep-Dive session on artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies
APC statement to the Global Digital Compact Thematic Deep-Dive session on artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies 29 May 2023 APC

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 letter regarding civil society participation in the UN Global Digital Compact process
Joint letter regarding civil society participation in the UN Global Digital Compact process 26 May 2023 Various

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.

The APC network intervenes at the Global Digital Compact's deep dive session on human rights online
The APC network intervenes at the Global Digital Compact's deep dive session on human rights online 11 May 2023 APCNews

APC and its members gave statements at the Global Digital Compact (GDC) thematic deep dive session on the theme of human rights online.

The APC network intervenes at the Global Digital Compact's deep dive session on internet governance
The APC network intervenes at the Global Digital Compact's deep dive session on internet governance 03 May 2023 Gaurav Jain

APC and its members gave statements at the Global Digital Compact's (GDC) thematic deep dive session on the theme of internet governance.

APC input to the Global Digital Compact
APC input to the Global Digital Compact 28 April 2023 APC

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

Joint submission to the Global Digital Compact on gender
Joint submission to the Global Digital Compact on gender 28 April 2023 Various

This joint submission is a response to the Global Digital Compact (GDC) consultation process and its expected outcome to outline shared principles for an open, free and secure digital future for all.

Interview with Julián Casasbuenas: “Presenting at spaces like the GDC will help change minds that commercial telcos will connect all of humanity”
Interview with Julián Casasbuenas: “Presenting at spaces like the GDC will help change minds that commercial telcos will connect all of humanity” 27 April 2023 Maja Romano

Colombia-based APC member Colnodo presented a statement at the Global Digital Compact thematic deep dive event on digital inclusion and connectivity. We spoke with Julián Casasbuenas about their experiences with community networks and civil society participation in the GDC process.

APC statement to the Global Digital Compact Thematic Deep-Dive session on internet governance
APC statement to the Global Digital Compact Thematic Deep-Dive session on internet governance 25 April 2023 APC

The Global Digital Compact provides an opportunity to agree on common principles that can make the internet and its governance more inclusive, human rights-based and supportive of sustainable development. APC believes that we need less of some things and more of others to achieve this goal.

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