Navigating the Global AI Governance Landscape 

New and emerging tech
Note: This research was last updated in October 2023.  The recent Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Kyoto reaffirmed AI as an urgent cross-cutting priority for a diverse set of stakeholders. At the same time, it highlighted the rapidly expanding scale and complexity of the AI governance landscape.  This…
18 Jul 2024

GPD is recruiting for two Policy and Advocacy Lead positions

Global Partners Digital is recruiting for two Lead positions within its policy and advocacy teams (functions). This is an exciting opportunity for experienced individuals to be at the forefront of GPD’s work to shape digital tech governance processes and policies so that they are inclusive and rights-respecting. The two new…
11 Jun 2024

GPD responds to Revision 1 of the Global Digital Compact

We welcome the publication of Revision 1 of the Global Digital Compact, as a comprehensive and action-oriented document. While we believe that this most recent iteration of the Compact is a positive development towards a more rights-respecting and inclusive outcome document, important changes are still needed. In this response,…
23 May 2024
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Internet Fragmentation and Human Rights: How to counter threats to an open, interoperable and global Internet

In a range of digital governance forums, including the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) , and the  Internet Governance Forum (IGF), the term ‘Internet fragmentation’ is being used with increasing frequency. It is the subject of session proposals and…
09 May 2024
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NETmundial +10: inspiration for multistakeholder digital governance, but is it enough?

Last week (29-30 April), GPD joined other civil society groups, business actors, the technical community and governments in São Paulo, Brazil for NETmundial+10: the ten year follow up to the landmark NETmundial process in 2014, which set out principles for multistakeholder approaches to Internet governance.  In…
07 May 2024
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To arrive at rights-respecting online platform regulation, we need more focus on data access for researchers

As governments grapple with the complexities of regulating online platforms, one often overlooked essential factor is data access for researchers. Access to data is in many ways the lifeblood of evidence-based policymaking. Without it, we are hindered in our ability to understand the ways that platforms operate. This…
18 Apr 2024

GPD provides submission to Global Digital Compact zero draft

We welcome the recent publication of the zero draft of the Global Digital Compact, an ongoing UN-led initiative that aims to develop a set of guiding principles for member states on how human rights standards apply in the digital age. We particularly applaud that the Compact recognises human…
11 Apr 2024
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Civil society statement on the UN General Assembly’s AI resolution: a step in the right direction, but more is needed

We, the undersigned civil society organizations, welcome the United States-led United Nations (UN) General Assembly resolution “Seizing the opportunities of safe, secure and trustworthy artificial intelligence systems for sustainable development.” Stakeholders far from UN grounds benefit when states clarify their position on new and emerging technologies…
02 Apr 2024
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The world’s first treaty on AI: our thoughts and the way forward

This month, the Council of Europe’s Committee on Artificial Intelligence (CAI) wrapped up negotiations on a groundbreaking draft Framework Convention on artificial Intelligence, human rights, democracy and the rule of law. This draft Convention marks a milestone as the world’s first binding treaty…