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Civil society and governments agree on the urgent need for a feminist Global Digital Compact (GDC)
Civil society and governments agree on the urgent need for a feminist Global Digital Compact (GDC) 09 April 2024 Francia Baltazarparra

At the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), APC co-organised an event for advocacy around women’s rights in the digital sphere and the impact of the UN's Global Digital Compact (GDC) on the lives of women.

Recommended readings and resources for CSW68
Recommended readings and resources for CSW68 11 March 2024 APCNews

We encourage you to join us in mobilising for the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68) taking place from 11-22 March, for which we present some essential resources to help investigate and discuss some of the issues at stake this year.

APC at the 2024 Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)
APC at the 2024 Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 28 February 2024 APCNews

The APC network is mobilising for the 2024 Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) that will take place from 11-22 March in New York. Browse the schedule of events in which we will be participating in one way or another. Come join us! 

Inside the Digital Society: Notes on a Scandal
Inside the Digital Society: Notes on a Scandal 15 February 2024 David Souter

The British Post Office scandal was a failure of both technology and human systems. The software didn’t work, but too many people thought that whatever the computer said had to be right. This has several lessons for us about trust in computer and AI systems as well as the need for strong institutions and media.

APC statement to the informal stakeholders consultation during preparations for the zero draft of the Global Digital Compact
APC statement to the informal stakeholders consultation during preparations for the zero draft of the Global Digital Compact 14 February 2024 APC

In its contribution to this round of consultations, APC stressed the vital importance of ensuring the effective consideration of civil society voices in the Global Digital Compact negotiation phase.

Pact for the Future: Joint civil society input
Pact for the Future: Joint civil society input 29 December 2023 Global Partners Digital, Access Now, European Center for Not-for-Profit Law, Derechos Digitales - América Latina, APC

APC and others joined together to provide civil society input to the zero draft for the Pact for the Future, an action-oriented outcome document that will be negotiated and endorsed by UN member countries in the lead-up to and during the Summit of the Future in September 2024.

Inside the Digital Society: AI hopes and fears
Inside the Digital Society: AI hopes and fears 29 November 2023 David Souter

Our columnist wades into the polarising debates LLMs and AI have inspired this year about how they will change our lives for good and ill, and explores a question central to the international fora discussing the future of this technology.

Inside the Digital Society: How should we review a 20-year-old Summit?  What makes it relevant today?
Inside the Digital Society: How should we review a 20-year-old Summit? What makes it relevant today? 11 November 2023 David Souter

In 2025 the United Nations General Assembly will review what's happened since the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and what should happen next. Our columnist takes a look back and outlines six areas that the WSIS+20 review should take into account.

Join the campaign to strengthen #TheIGFWeWant: “We all are the motor behind its success”
Join the campaign to strengthen #TheIGFWeWant: “We all are the motor behind its success” 26 October 2023 Maja Romano

The 2023 global IGF will see the launch of a campaign for #TheIGFWeWant, calling attention to the IGF's importance to mobilise civil society organisations and other stakeholders to collectively and strongly advocate for its maintenance and strengthening.

Inside the Digital Society: Putting sustainability at the heart of digitalisation
Inside the Digital Society: Putting sustainability at the heart of digitalisation 20 October 2023 David Souter

Technologies like AI might be poised to transform our future, but so is climate change. Our columnist offers five proposals to make digitalisation policy and practice more environmentally sustainable.  

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