Pulse on the Principles Workshop: Digital Public Goods Charter
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, June 22, 2022 | 9:00 EST – 10:30 EST / 13.00 GMT – 14:30 GMT
Digital public goods (DPGs) offer an approach to unlocking the potential of digital
transformation while protecting against many of the risks inherent to technologies. DPGs
utilize open-source technologies to create and open opportunities for countries to
meaningfully harness technological advances to support their populations and overcome
challenges. But, national governments, civil society, UN agencies, and public and private
institutions must prioritize and support these solutions in order to enable countries to build
safe, trusted, and inclusive digital public infrastructure at scale, improving outcomes for
The DPG Charter (the Digital Public Goods Charter) represents a commitment to advancing the use of digital public goods which can enable countries to build safe, trusted, and inclusive digital public infrastructure at scale. When done well, digitalization is proving to underpin and enable solutions that address urgent global challenges such as hunger, pandemics, and climate change. The DPG Charter is an opportunity for the public and private sectors, including the United Nations, to work on this together.
Read more about the Digital Public Goods Charter and plans to achieve this vision through consultation, endorsement, and pledges.
For those who have worked with open technologies and digital public goods, join us on Wednesday, June 22 at 9:00 EST / 13:00 GMT for the first Pulse on the Principles workshop event and provide input on how the pledges and the charter’s convening power can be leveraged in years to come – RSVP by signing up here.
This session will be moderated by Claudine Lim, Manager of the Principles for Digital Development.