By Simone Toussi
Two years after the approval of Operational directives on the implementation of the Convention in the digital environment, the UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation, launches the report entitled “The Age of Digital Interdependence“. Presented on June 10th 2019, this report calls for greater cooperation to make sure that the benefits of digital technology reach all of humanity while addressing a range of pressing associated challenges. It brings more hopes and is highly supportive of the implementation of UNESCO’s 2005 Convention for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, as its recommendations are fully in line with the operational guidelines to implement the 2005 Convention, approved at the Sixth ordinary Session of the Conference of the Parties in June 2017. In fact, the two documents share the same guiding principles for advocating the same approaches in terms of digital governance, the role of stakeholders and the interactions between them for inclusive and sustainable digital exploitation.