It is time to sum up this year’s prime digital event – the UN Digital Summit – IGF 2021, which closed on Friday in Katowice.
A total of 2,688 participants came to Katowice for the IGF 2021 Digital Summit. The event was held between 6 and 10 December at the International Congress Centre. Participants debated the key challenges of today’s internet. The Summit was held as a hybrid event. A total of 10,300 people registered to participate in the event online and in person.
It is estimated that the coronavirus pandemic accelerated the digital revolution by seven years. One aspect of this rapid development has been the development of new types of cybercrimes. The fight against them will require strong actions over the borders. Cyber security was the main subject of the last day of the UN Digital Summit IFG 2021 in Katowice, Poland.
The Global North and the Global South are divided by a civilization gap. Access to the Internet can be too expensive for people from less developed countries. But also in the wealthy countries, many still suffer from digital exclusion. The fourth day of the UN Digital Summit - IGF 2021 held in Katowice was devoted to providing equal development opportunities worldwide.
Access to the Internet, which facilitates communication, education, and the increase of professional skills, is gradually becoming one of the fundamental human rights. The development of networks in various parts of the world, freedom of speech, and the fight against disinformation were the subjects discussed during the third day of the UN Digital Summit, IGF 2021 in Katowice.
Determining clear principles protecting human rights online, fighting disinformation and hate speech, and ensuring access to the Internet for all people by 2030 - these are the most important goals faced by the United Nations now. On Tuesday, 7 December, the UN Digital Summit - IGF 2021 officially started in Katowice, Poland.
The world is changing as fast as ever before. Smart cities, AI, digital education, the internet of things, and cyber security are the key topics discussed during the first day of the IGF 2021, the UN Digital Summit organized in Katowice.