On 24 November 2021, UNESCO has adopted a comprehensive global standard-setting instrument to provide Artificial Intelligence (AI) with a strong ethical basis. It will not only protect but also promote human rights and human dignity, and will be an ethical guiding compass and a global normative bedrock allowing to build strong respect for the rule of law in the digital world.
The Recommendation aims to realize the advantages AI brings to society and reduce the risks it entails. It ensures that digital transformations promote human rights and contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, addressing issues around transparency, accountability and privacy, with action-oriented policy chapters on data governance, education, culture, labour, healthcare and the economy.
- Protecting data
- Banning social scoring and mass surveillance
- Helping to monitor and evaluate
- Protecting the environment