Global technology assessment mechanism

Our demands

  • As the UN, governments and institutions grapple with the governance of digital technologies, there is an urgent need for broad, transparent, inclusive, accessible and participatory deliberations on the current and potential impacts of these technologies on the environment, the labour market, livelihoods and society;
  • Horizon scanning and foresight capacities need to be developed and should involve identifying options beyond technological solutions. Governance measures on technologies is not just about regulation but ensuring that the common good remains as the ultimate goal and takes precedence over profits.
The dimension of Gender Equality

Technologies pose a two-sides challenge in relation to gender equality. On the one hand, the technology gap has been addressed in many spaces. On the other, it is not always mentioned, and that is the negative impact the lack of regulation on technologies have on women.

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