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Open letter/position paper on the General Assembly’s consideration on the question of the status of the Human Rights Council 08 April 2021 APC and others

In 2011, the UN General Assembly resolved to maintain the status of the Human Rights Council as a subsidiary body and to consider the question again 10 to 15 years later. Our organisations wish to express their position regarding the expected consideration of this question between 2021 and 2026.

Indispensable measures to ensure the holistic protection and leadership of WHRDs 31 March 2021 Various

Over a dozen global organisations, including APC, have created a historical document containing urgent measures for the protection of women human rights defenders (WHRDs).

GISWatch 2020 Sneak Peek! Read a selection of full-length reports on tech and the environment
GISWatch 2020 Sneak Peek! Read a selection of full-length reports on tech and the environment 26 March 2021

The 2020 edition of Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) will be launching soon! In anticipation, you can now read a selection of full-length reports in the GISWatch 2020 Sneak Peek!

Why inclusive, transparent and accessible global digital governance is more crucial than ever
Why inclusive, transparent and accessible global digital governance is more crucial than ever 26 March 2021 APC

The IGF is a key platform for identifying viable ways to shape, sustain and strengthen global digital cooperation, by mobilising collective intelligence and the potential of multistakeholder collaboration and action to respond to the persistent and emerging challenges in the digital age.

Human Rights Council to select a new Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy
Human Rights Council to select a new Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy 25 March 2021 APC

As well as requirements such as commitment to the universal application of human rights, relevant experience, competence, independence and personal integrity, any individual considered for this mandate should also be well positioned to address the gendered dimensions of privacy.

Open letter on the interpretation of paragraph 93(a) of the UN Secretary-General's Roadmap on Digital Cooperation
Open letter on the interpretation of paragraph 93(a) of the UN Secretary-General's Roadmap on Digital Cooperation 24 March 2021 APC and others

In the Roadmap on Digital Cooperation launched in 2020, the UN Secretary General proposes reforms to promote the strengthening of the Internet Governance Forum, so that it could become "more responsive and relevant to current digital issues."

Uganda's digital identification systems and processes in a protracted crisis: What can be done?
Uganda's digital identification systems and processes in a protracted crisis: What can be done? 24 March 2021 Unwanted Witness

This brief was informed by a systematic document review of published documents, including the Registration of Persons Act 2015, parliamentary reports, news articles and other reports on digital identity system processes, as well as key informant interviews and site visits.

Designing with free/libre and open source software
Designing with free/libre and open source software 24 March 2021 Código Sur

Free/libre and open-source software (FLOSS) offers us the possibility of escaping from an imposed “reality”: that we need to pay for access to certain proprietary software tools. Código Sur shares an overview of various FLOSS alternatives for different types of graphic design and layout work.

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