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UN adopts first-ever resolution on mobilizing Artificial Intelligence


New York, 22 March 2024 (TDI): The United Nations (UN) adopted the first-ever resolution on mobilizing Artificial Intelligence on 21 March 2024 at the United Nations General Assembly for Protecting Human Rights, Personal Data, etc.

This resolution is proposed by the United States, co-sponsored by China and other 120 States to work on Privacy policies. This AI is recognized by the UN and has started progress to achieve 17 Sustainable development goals. 

US Ambassador to the UN, Linda Thomas Green Field said, “The UN General Assembly just unanimously adopted the first-ever resolution aimed at mobilizing AI for good. This is a historic step toward fostering a safe, secure, and trustworthy AI system”.

Moreover, she said, “Today all 193 members of the UN General Assembly spoke with one voice, and together adopted a resolution on AI for SDGs”.

“For all of the unknowns surrounding AI, this much is clear. This technology has the potential to unlock more progress, on more issues, for more people. But to mitigate risks for communities across the globe, we must approach this technology as a global community,” Thomas added.

Further, in this resolution, they are amid all the illegal activities such as disrupting the democratic system, hurting personal rights, Fraud, etc.

US Security Advisor Sulivan said, “It took nearly four months to negotiate the resolution but that it gave the world a baseline set up of principles to guide the next steps in AI’s development and use”.

Secretary Blinken said, “UN Member States spoke with one voice today with the consensus adoption of the US-led resolution on AI. We are working to ensure that AI systems are safe, secure, and trustworthy. And that all emerging technologies are directed at solving the world’s most pressing challenges”.


According to sources, “To refrain from or cease the use of AI systems that are impossible to operate in compliance with International human rights law or that pose undue risk to the enjoyment of human rights”.

Furthermore, Protecting Online rights is as important as offline rights. The UN assembly urged the states to develop regulatory Security approaches. And work on frameworks related to the safe, secure, and trustworthy use of Artificial Intelligence.

Moreover, The UN General Assembly recognized varying states of technological development between states. And urged developed states to work with developing states so they enjoy all this technological advancement.

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Additionally, to get hope for the other sectors to work combinedly. The UN, ITU, UNESCO, and Human Rights Councils have already begun some work.

At last, Ambassador Thomas said, “to govern this technology rather than let it govern us”. while mentioning the responsibilities of international communities. “Let us commit to closing the digital gap within and between nations. And using this technology to advance shared priorities around SDGs”.

“So let us affirm that AI will be created and deployed through the lens of Humanity and dignity, safety and security, human rights and fundamental freedom,” Thomas said. 

Sabah Khan Tareen
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