Navigating the Global AI Governance Landscape 

New and emerging tech
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 complexity presents a…
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…
11 Mar 2024

GPD seeks external consultant for briefing series on Global Majority priorities in key processes

GPD is implementing the “Internet Freedom for All” project, funded by the International Development Research Center (IDRC). The project aims to promote inclusion in the Freedom Online Coalition (FOC) to strengthen underrepresented voices in global discussions in efforts to advance democracy in the digital age. As part of this project,…
08 Feb 2024

Civil society and industry call on states to reject the UN Cybercrime Convention in its present form

Major human rights and industry groups have jointly issued a stark warning on the potentially disastrous impacts of the proposed UN Cybercrime Convention, which is entering the final stages of negotiations this week. In a letter to the Chair of the…
07 Feb 2024

Work opportunity: GPD seeks consultant to undertake a psychosocial and mental health needs assessment for project

Global Partners Digital (GPD) is seeking an external consultant to undertake a psychosocial and mental health needs assessment and develop a template for future needs assessments on a project relating to platform regulation. GPD is looking to collaborate with a psychosocial and mental health expert to: …
25 Jan 2024

Work opportunity: GPD seeks external consultant for mid-term project evaluation

Global Partners Digital is seeking to contract an external evaluation consultant to conduct a mid-term project evaluation of its project on internet fragmentation. The evaluation would run from early February to mid March. We are looking for experienced evaluation consultants with expertise in digital policy and human rights. Applications from…
23 Jan 2024

100+ civil society groups call for comprehensive changes to rights-threatening UN Cybercrime Convention

A collective of over 100 civil society organisations, including GPD, today issue a joint statement calling for urgent changes to the UN’s proposed Cybercrime Convention to avoid potentially disastrous impacts on human rights.  The latest draft of the proposed Convention—which…