The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated concerns on public life. Among the conditions faced in the Philippines during this period is gender-based violence, influenced by the quality of gender-responsive measures in times of crises.
As a part of the ITU's pandemic response, the platform REG4COVID was launched, providing a space for regulators and civil society to share their own initiatives. APC asked their community network partners to contribute to the platform, given the general absence of civil society input.
APC welcomes this opportunity to address the United Nations Open-ended Working Group and to participate in this informal dialogue with stakeholders. We urge a rights-based and inclusive approach to understanding threats in cyberspace.
Joint statement by organisations urging United Nations Secretary-General to ensure the allocation of sufficient resources for the UN’s principal human rights body to be able to function effectively, so that it can continue to promote and protect human rights across the globe.
This week we'll share a brief summary and some reflections on the Report of the UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation.
The High-level Panel was established by the UN Secretary-General to advance proposals to strengthen cooperation in the digital realm, and contribute to the the broader global dialogue on how interdisciplinary and cooperative approaches can help ensure a safe and inclusive digital future.
There is a clear need for greater cooperation in the digital sphere and we hope that the panel brings a fresh approach to this Digital Cooperation.
From indigenous leaders protecting their land to women of colour organising for racial justice, activists from 18 different countries bring deep knowledge of the struggle for justice and their own experiences creating strategies for protection in hostile contexts.
These practices persist in violation of the United States’ human rights treaty obligations, and action is needed to hold the US government accountable for the protection of human rights at US borders, which are not zones of exclusion or exception.
In a joint letter sent to UN high authorities, a group of organisations urged them to investigate reports that the United States is demanding that visitors provide access to their electronic devices as well as passcodes to those devices and online accounts.