[IRPCoalition] [now online!] Guide for mainstreaming human rights in the digital transformation of cities
milou.jansen at amsterdam.nl
Wed Nov 23 12:11:17 EET 2022
The Cities for Digital Rights |<https://citiesfordigitalrights.org/home>, launched by the Cities of Amsterdam, Barcelona and New York in November 2018 and now with a membership of over 55 cities, is a network of cities helping each other in the greenfield of digital rights based policy-making. The Coalition's Principles are inspired by the Internet Rights and Principles Coalition based at the UN Internet Governance Forum and in this endeavour the Coalition Cities have been joined by United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and Eurocities in an effort to promote and defend digital rights in urban context through city action, to resolve common digital challenges and work towards legal, ethical and operational frameworks to advance human rights in digital environments.
With 4 year in the way in practically applying these principles in the digital transformation of local governments, we have worked hard on the past year to summarize the learnings in a practical and coherent guide for cities to undertake actions and start engaging with the topic.
We are currently piloting the guide in 4 cities, until march 2023 and we are looking for possibilities and funding to scale up the work in different regions.
The project has two components:
1. Launch of the Guide: Mainstreaming human rights in the digital transformation of cities – A guide for local governements | UN-Habitat (unhabitat.org)<https://unhabitat.org/mainstreaming-human-rights-in-the-digital-transformation-of-cities-a-guide-for-local-governements>
2. Launch of The Digital Helpdesk for Cities: makes technical support accessible to cities and communities on topics such as inclusive digital transformation, digital governance, and digital human rights. It aims at contributing to accelerating people-centered digital transformation by addressing local needs.
If you are in contact with city-governments that may find this piece work interesting, please don’t hesitate to contact us!
For more information or possible collaboration please contact: Florencia Serale florencia.serale at un.org<mailto:florencia.serale at un.org>.
Let us know if you would like to stay updated and follow this piece of work!
UN-Habitat, the Cities Coalition for Digital Rights and partners launch a guide for mainstreaming human rights in the digital transformation of cities
Nairobi/Barcelona, November 15, 2022 - UN-Habitat, the Cities Coalition for Digital Rights, Eurocities, and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) with support from Open Society Foundations have developed the guide “Mainstreaming human rights in the digital transformation of cities — A guide for local governments” to support city governments in fostering a human-rights based approach in their digital transformation journeys.
Full press release: UN-Habitat, the Cities Coalition for Digital Rights and partners launch a guide for mainstreaming human rights in the digital transformation of cities | Cities for Digital Rights<https://citiesfordigitalrights.org/un-habitat-cities-coalition-digital-rights-and-partners-launch-guide-mainstreaming-human-rights>
Coordinator – Cities Coalition for Digital Rights
(1) Cities Coalition for Digital Rights: Overview | LinkedIn<https://www.linkedin.com/company/citiesdrights/>
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