Launch of the U.N. Secretary-General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation

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The State of the Digital World and the Roadmap for Digital Cooperation

On 11 June 2020, the United Nations Secretary-General announced the issuance of his report, Roadmap for Digital Cooperation, during the Thematic Debate organized by the President of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, on the impact of rapid technological change on the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and targets. The Secretary-General’s Roadmap responded to the recommendations of his High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation on key issues such as digital connectivity, digital inclusion, human rights, artificial intelligence, and trust and security.

In follow-up to the launch of the Roadmap by the Secretary-General, the Office of the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General is organizing a series of meetings and events on digital cooperation, aiming to discuss the achievable and realistic objectives’ to enhance digital cooperation across the core areas of digital technologies, outlined in the Roadmap.

Andrew Sullivan, our President and CEO, participated in a panel that took place on 11 June at 13:30 EDT (UTC-4).

High Level Speakers:
  • H.E. Mr. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • H.E. Ms. Simonetta Sommaruga, President, Switzerland
  • H.E. Mr. Julius Maada Bio, President, Sierra Leone
  • Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai
  • Mr. Klaus Schwab, Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum
  • Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web; Co-Founder, Web Foundation
  • Mr. Ajay Banga, Chief Executive Officer, MasterCard
  • Mr. Nick Read, Chief Executive Officer, Vodafone Group
  • H.E. Ms. Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utolkamanu, High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries, and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS)
  • Baroness Joanna Shields OBE, Chief Executive Officer, BenevolentAI
  • Mr. Andrew Sullivan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Internet Society

The event was simultaneously webcast on UN Web TV and streamed on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

The event was recorded and you can also watch it through the following Internet Society channels:

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Date and Time

13:30 – 15:00 EDT (UTC-4)

Thursday 11 June 2020

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