Sat. Jul 13th, 2024
U.S. Delegation Travels to WSIS+20 Forum and AI For Good Summit

Ambassador Steve Lang, U.S. Coordinator for International Information and Communications Policy, and Special Envoy Eileen Donahoe, Coordinator for Digital Freedom, are in Geneva, Switzerland, leading a U.S. interagency delegation for the WSIS+20 Forum High-Level Event and AI for Good Global Summit May 27-31. 

For over twenty years, the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) have guided global digital cooperation across the UN system and spurred efforts to leverage digital technologies for sustainable development.  The WSIS+20 Forum High-Level Event is organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), UNESCO, and other UN agencies and co-hosted by the ITU and the Swiss Confederation.  While at the Forum, Ambassador Lang and Special Envoy Donahoe will highlight continued U.S. support for multistakeholder efforts to maximize the benefits of digital technologies while mitigating the risks, including to human rights and information integrity.

The AI for Good Global Summit is an opportunity for multistakeholder engagement to promote and discuss the use of AI to advance health, climate, gender, inclusive prosperity, sustainable infrastructure, and other global development priorities.  AI for Good is organized by the ITU in partnership with 40 other UN agencies and co-convened with the government of Switzerland.  At the event, Ambassador Lang and Special Envoy Donahoe will address U.S. priorities on AI technologies, particularly as a catalyst to accelerate progress on UN sustainable development goals. 

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