Intergovernmental negotiations on the Global Digital Compact are to be held between the end of 2023 and the second quarter of 2024.
The September 2023 ministerial meeting dedicated to preparing the Summit of the Future is expected to feature discussions on the GDC.
A Policy Brief from the UN Secretary-General will be issued in May 2023.
Data protection is the theme of the next thematic deep dive in preparation for the intergovernmental negotiations on the Global Digital Compact (GDC). These in-depth discussions are organised by Rwanda and Sweden as co-facilitators. Refer to the guiding questions before registering. (Learn more about the GDC process on the Digital Watch Observatory’s dedicated space).
Guiding questions are listed below. For participation, register here.
- Over the last twenty years the share of world’s population connected to the internet has more than
quadrupled. New internet-based tools – from the smartphone to social media – have emerged and
we are moving into an Internet of Things. How can we continue to ensure the unfragmented safe,
global, secure, and inclusive internet?
- The 2005 Tunis Agenda endorsed a multi-stakeholder approach to the governance of the internet. How have we succeeded in realizing vision? How do the roles and functions of various multi-stakeholder forums such as ICANN, IETF and the IGF come together to support internet governance? And how can they be strengthened?
- How can governments, technical standard bodies, civil society, industry and all stakeholders work
together for an open, indivisible, free, interoperable, global, secure, inclusive Internet?