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Gender, tech and the role of business: APC submission to the UN Human Rights B-Tech Project call for inputs 11 October 2023 APC

This submission in response to the call for inputs by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, under the B-Tech Project, aims to contribute to the goal of providing clear guidance to states and businesses on digital-related issues from an intersectional gendered perspective.

Joint civil society statement on cyber peace and human security 11 October 2023 Various

The internet and connected devices are being weaponised in ways that negatively impact on human rights, such as through surveillance, hacking, censorship, and intentional disruption of internet services and access.

The Feminist Principles for including gender in the Global Digital Compact
The Feminist Principles for including gender in the Global Digital Compact 06 October 2023

The Global Digital Compact (GDC) is expected to “outline shared principles for an open, free and secure digital future for all”. The GDC must be based on universal standards that adopt a human rights-based approach and must also recognise the differentiated impact that information and...

APC submission on environmental democracy and digital technologies
APC submission on environmental democracy and digital technologies 02 October 2023 APC

APC developed this submission in response to the call for inputs issued by the Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment on "Promoting Environmental Democracy: Procedural elements of the human right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment".

APC priorities for the 2023 Internet Governance Forum
APC priorities for the 2023 Internet Governance Forum 02 October 2023 APC

APC believes that the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) remains at the heart of the internet governance ecosystem. Here we share some basic information about the 2023 global IGF in Kyoto, Japan, as well as highlighting this year's strategic priorities for APC.

Regulating the use of digital technology by public administration to protect and strengthen human rights
Regulating the use of digital technology by public administration to protect and strengthen human rights 29 September 2023 Valeria Betancourt

This contribution to the World Public Sector Report 2023, published by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, builds on analytical research led by APC for the 2021-2022 edition of the Global Information Society Watch report, which explored digital futures for a post-pandemic world.

Hold The Line Coalition welcomes acquittal of Maria Ressa and Rappler, calls for all remaining cases to be dropped
Hold The Line Coalition welcomes acquittal of Maria Ressa and Rappler, calls for all remaining cases to be dropped 26 September 2023 Hold the Line Coalition

The Hold the Line Coalition, comprised of over 80 organisations around the world including APC, welcomes the verdict acquitting Nobel laureate Maria Ressa and her news outlet Rappler on the final criminal tax charge levelled against them by the regime of former President Rodrigo Duterte.

APC statement: Advancing the 2030 Agenda through inclusive and rights-respecting digital policy
APC statement: Advancing the 2030 Agenda through inclusive and rights-respecting digital policy 18 September 2023 APC

This statement was presented at a ministerial meeting convened by the Freedom Online Coalition (FOC), which brought together high-level representatives of FOC member states and other relevant stakeholders in New York on the margins of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

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