civil society

Civil society stakeholders’ position on the modalities for the appointment of the UN Tech Envoy
Civil society stakeholders’ position on the modalities for the appointment of the UN Tech Envoy 27 January 2022 Various

In this letter, APC and a diverse range of organisations from around the world reiterate what they consider the key characteristics of the UN Tech Envoy profile based on their experience and mandates as civil society groups working to improve inclusive internet governance and digital cooperation.

Joint NGO letter: Civil society’s expectations for the Human Rights Council in 2022
Joint NGO letter: Civil society’s expectations for the Human Rights Council in 2022 25 January 2022 Various

In this open letter to the incoming president of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), APC and other organisations take the opportunity to voice a series of recommendations to ensure effective civil society participation in the upcoming 16th cycle of the HRC.

APC statement at the virtual, informal consultative discussion with the Chair of the Open-ended Working Group on developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security
APC statement at the virtual, informal consultative discussion with the Chair of the Open-ended Working Group on developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security 17 December 2021 APC

In this statement, APC calls on the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG) to recognise that existing and emerging cyber threats impact differently on groups subject to intersecting forms of discrimination, including women and people of diverse sexualities and gender expressions.

Joint civil society statement on outcomes of the UNGA 76 Third Committee
Joint civil society statement on outcomes of the UNGA 76 Third Committee 19 November 2021 Various

APC and other civil society organisations marked the conclusion of the UN General Assembly's 76th Third Committee session with these observations on both thematic and country-specific resolutions. We urge all states to implement the commitments made in these resolutions to their full extent.

Promoting stakeholder engagement at the Open-Ended Working Group on ICTs
Promoting stakeholder engagement at the Open-Ended Working Group on ICTs 26 October 2021 Verónica Ferrari, Sheetal Kumar, Allison Pytlak, Paula Martins, Pavlina Pavlova

The aim of this brief is to support the implementation of the agreed language in the United Nations Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) resolution pertaining to stakeholder engagement.

Cross-regional joint statement on reprisals against human rights defenders
Cross-regional joint statement on reprisals against human rights defenders 12 October 2021 Various

The United Kingdom will present a cross-regional joint statement on reprisals at the 76th UN General Assembly. It affirms the commitment to ensuring that all civil society organisations and human rights defenders can engage with the UN without fear of intimidation and reprisal.

CITAD civil society consultative meeting highlights importance of community networks to bridge the digital divide
CITAD civil society consultative meeting highlights importance of community networks to bridge the digital divide 05 August 2021 CITAD

The meeting, attended by over 40 organisations from different parts of the country, aimed to highlight the importance of community networks as a tool for addressing the digital divide and explore the possibility of joint advocacy for the government to develop an enabling policy framework.

HRC47: NGO joint end-of-session statement
HRC47: NGO joint end-of-session statement 21 July 2021 Various

In this joint statement, APC and other civil society organisations share their perspectives on the recently concluded 47th session of the UN Human Rights Council, held in Geneva from 21 June to 13 July in a hybrid format that combined face-to-face and online sessions.

Civil society organisations submit recommendations for upcoming Human Rights Council elections
Civil society organisations submit recommendations for upcoming Human Rights Council elections 27 May 2021 Various

APC is joining a group of organisations in sending letters to regional groups of states at the UN concerning the elections at the Human Rights Council, containing civil society recommendations for ensuring a competitive process and minimum standards for states that want to be elected to the HRC.

APC statement at the informal multistakeholder segment of the third session of the UN Open-ended Working Group in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security (OEWG)
APC statement at the informal multistakeholder segment of the third session of the UN Open-ended Working Group in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security (OEWG) 10 March 2021 APC

APC welcomes the opportunity to engage in this session. We appreciate Ambassador Lauber’s openness to civil society and the OEWG’s willingness to receive and consider comments by non-state actors.

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