At the initiative of the United States, the United Nations Security Council held a briefing on May 23 on the use of digital technologies in maintaining international peace and security. Among the compelling statements made was that of the Permanent Representative of India, Ambassador T.S Tirumurti, who proposed five issues for the Council’s consideration; addressing abuse of digital technologies by terrorist groups; leveraging of expertise by digitally advanced States to further contemporary forms of cross border terrorism; the need for a collaborative rules based approach to resolve problems and threats that arise from the digital domain; the importance of these technologies in “protecting the protector” in UN peacekeeping missions and effective exchange of information between countries on misuse of digital technologies.
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At the BGF-Club de Madrid Policy Lab on “Fundamental Rights in AI & Digital Societies: Towards an International Accord”, speakers agreed that the global community cannot wait for governments or international organizations to act. The Global Alliance for Digital Governance will take action to connect think tanks, influencers, experts, and citizens to contribute to building International Laws, International Accord on AI and Digital, while simultaneously working with governments and international organizations towards this goal.
Boston Global Forum (BGF), Club de Madrid and AI World Society (AIWS) propose an initiative: establishing a Global Alliance for Digital Governance (GADG). This is a part of Social Contract for the AI Age, Framework for AI International Accord, BGF Conference of July 1st, 2020, and the book Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment.