Technologies at UNGA78: Caution and optimism blended in discussions
Calls for responsible advancement and international cooperation to tackle tech-related challenges resonated throughout discussions.
In the ever-evolving landscape of technology and its impact on global affairs, nations around the world have voiced their perspectives during the General Debate of the UNGA 78 on the roles and implications of technological advancements.
This summary is based on the following statements….
- Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, Prime Minister of Mauritius
- Mahamoud Ali Youssouf, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Djibouti
- Chandrikapersad Santokhi, President of Surinam
- David Kabua, President of Marshall Islands
- Zuzana Čaputová, President of Slovakia
- Robert Abela, Prime Minister of Malta
- Khurelsukh Ukhnaa, President of Mongolia
- Gabriel Boric Font, President of Chile
- Fiamē Naomi Mata’afa, Prime Minister of Samoa
- Terrance Micheal Drew, Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis
Main points on technology:
- Profound impact of digital technology on society (Mauritius)
- Promises and fears triggered by digitalisation (Djibouti)
- Enhancing connectivity between people (Marshall Islands)
- Potential benefits of digital technology for public health and climate actions (Slovakia)
- New technologies as source of new types of inequalities (Chile)
- Technological risks for democratic values (Slovakia)
- Need for global solidarity in addressing technological risks (Samoa)
- Growing confluence of complex international developments and new technologies (Saint Kitts and Nevis)