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On the occasion of the United Nations’ (UN) 75th anniversary in 2020, member states made a commitment to enhance digital cooperation and create “a digital future that shows[s] the full potential for beneficial technology usage.” A Global Digital Compact (GDC) to “outline shared principles for an open, free, and secure digital future for all” was proposed by the UN Secretary-General in his 2021 report Our Common Agenda.

The General Data Convening (GDC) is the most recent step in a long policy journey to establish, at the very least, global consensus on key digital principles and, at the very least, common regulations that will direct the development of our digital future.

The UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation’s 2019 report, “The age of digital interdependence,” and the UN Secretary-General’s 2020 Roadmap for digital cooperation provide additional support for the concept of a GDC.