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UNESCO has launched its first formal consultation to define Internet Universality Indicators, during a breakfast session organized at the RightsCon Conference in Brussels last week.

Speaking about the Human Rights category of Indicators, Ms Eileen Donahoe, distinguished fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, said the initiative was very welcome. “There is a momentum as big digital platforms are showing will to respect human rights, but at the same time they need some guidance,” she stated.

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