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Published 04.09.19

IGF 2019: Report of the High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation

In July 2018 the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. António Guterres, convened the High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation (HLPDC) to advance proposals to strengthen cooperation in the digital space among all relevant stakeholders.

The 20-member panel, co-chaired by Ms. Melinda Gates and Mr. Jack Ma, was expected to raise awareness about the transformative impact of digital technologies across society and the economy, and contribute to the broader public debate on how to ensure a safe and inclusive digital future for all, taking into account relevant human rights norms.

The Panel submitted the final report to the Secretary-General on 10 June 2019.
It is available at https://www.un.org/en/pdfs/DigitalCooperation-report-for%20web.pdf.

The IGF 2019 Annual Meeting will feature a main session dedicated to Digital Cooperation, scheduled to be on 26 November, from 10:00-13:00 p.m. CEST. This session will reflect on the HLPDC Report recommendations, which refer to the individual topics of the report.

In preparation for this session, the IGF community is invited to provide feedback to these Recommendations. For the project "childrens-rights.digital" chapter 3.1 "Human Rights and Human Agency“ is of particular importance.

Comments can be submitted until 14 October 2019 at https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/report-of-the-un-secretary-general%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%8Ehigh-level-panel-on-digital-cooperation.