Report of the United Nations’ Secretary-General Roadmap for Digital Cooperation summarises the main proposals and policy actions as resulted from the work of the High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation and the following consultations organised with the UN Member States and wider civil society.
The entire process was one of the most extensive organised at the UN level to shape the digital agenda.
The High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation to was set in July 2018 in order to advance proposals to strengthen cooperation in the digital space among Governments, the private sector, civil society, international organizations, academic institutions, the technical community and other relevant stakeholders. It was co-chaired by
Melinda Gates and Jack Ma, while the 20 members of the Panel served in their personal capacities, representing an unprecedented mix of disciplines and sectors and geographic, gender and age diversity.
A first outcome of the Panel was the report, entitled “The Age of Digital Interdependence”, in June 2019, which included five sets of recommendations on how the international community could work together to optimize the use of digital technologies and mitigate the risks:
Following the issuance of the report, Member States, the private sector, civil society, international organizations, academic institutions, the technical community, and other relevant stakeholders had the opportunity to submit their feedback and join round-table discussions to address the Panel’s recommendations.
The following 8 key actions were proposed to be further advanced in the framework of the UN. Read more in the Report to discover the detailed signpost and strategic steps that are expected to be taken together with UN’s Member States as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: