FOC Issues Joint Statement on Human Rights and the UN GGE

Next week, from February 20-24, the 2016-17 United Nations Group of Governmental Experts on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security (UN GGE) will hold its third session in Geneva, Switzerland.

To further FOC efforts to promote human rights online, the Coalition has issued a joint statement calling upon the GGE experts to build on the stance of previous GGE reports and emphasize the central importance of respecting human rights and fundamental freedoms for the maintenance of international peace and security.

You can read the joint statement here.