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Who else attended today's @OECD Development Co-operation Report 2021 launch event on shaping a just #DigitalTransformation?✋

Panelists expanded upon some of the report's key themes, including:

📅 Acting now!
⬆️ More #coordination
🖼️ Strong #frameworks
🧑‍🤝‍🧑 #InclusiveDevelopment
But we also heard a lot about #DigitalPublicGoods (#DPGs). Like... A LOT a lot.

So, what's the connection between #DPGs and a just, #inclusive #DigitalTransformation? Why have so many #donors, national #governments, and #tech experts alike expressed interest in #DPG solutions?
Well, they all agree that #DigitalTransformation is at a tipping point globally, with the divisions between wealthy and developing nations especially stark: 96% of the world's unconnected people live in developing countries.
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#Breaking_News
The Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill, 2022, prima facie, fails to satisfy the tests laid down by the Supreme Court in the landmark decision in K.S. Puttaswamy (2017).
#CriminalProcedureIdentificationBill2022 #LokSabha #surveillance #privacymatters
The collection and processing of sensitive personal data such as biometric & biological samples for the purposes of identification do not, satisfy the test of proportionality.
The absence of any opportunity of hearing for persons refusing to allow their measurements to be taken highlights the failure to meet the State’s aim for promoting justice, as provided under Article 39A of the Constitution.
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This is most I'm going to do as hot take on #crisistextline and #loris.ai and board leadership and sustainability and so on. Here's my hope - can we (meaning those who care about #nonprofits, #philanthropy, #civilsociety, and #democracy) ... 1/13
STOP writing and talking about this as if it's a one-off. It's a structural problem for #democracy - our "so-called" independent sector (not the org, the concept) of a civil space where independent organizations outside the gov and the market 2/13
can offer alternative services, support minority views, preserve pluralism, and provide counterbalance to gov and corps is fundamentally broken in two HUGE ways that the CTL/Loris.ai story simply brings to the fore...3/13
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Excited to share my new #study with my colleague Toshiaki Yoshida @to4akiyo4da at @NUPoliSci! We measured strong negative #policy feedback effects of #nuclearpower plants on the overall #socialcapital of cities that host them! Key policy insights for #energy. Tweetorial below!
@to4akiyo4da and I asked, does adopting #nuclearpower strength or weaken cities' civil society? NPPs promised to improve #rural economies, but led to mixed outcomes in Japan (eg. @dojin_tw's article bit.ly/ando_m) How about civil society?
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To measure strength of #civilsociety, we used 4 proxies for social cohesion/#socialcapital: total migration (do people stay or leave?), crime rates (strong norms or not?), voter turnout (are they invested?), winning party vote (strong linking ties to govt or not?)
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On a leaked audio recording, chairman of the #Hungarian parliament #KövérLászló calls 🇭🇺opposition the most significant #NationalSecurity threat the country is facing and asks the 🇭🇺 domestic intelligence agency to mitigate this threat. (THREAD 1/5)
444.hu/2021/11/27/kov…
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#Kövér addressed the leadership of the domestic intelligence/counter-intelligence agency #AVH in February 2020.
3/5 This piece of information may shed new light on the #PegasusAffair in 🇭🇺 & raises the impression that #IntelligenceAgencies may be systematically used by the incumbent #OrbanRegime in #Hungary to conduct surveillance of the #DemocraticOpposition, independent journalists ...
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1, #Germany's new government's #coalitionagreement of the @SPDbt, @Die_Gruenen and @FDP, on the #EuropeanEunion's #EasternNeighborhood: "We are working together with the #EU and its member states on the further development of the #EasternPartnership.
2. States such as #Ukraine, #Moldova & #Georgia, which are striving to join the EU, should be able to move closer through consistent rule-of-law and market-economy reforms. We will react decisively and reliably to democratic upheavals and be a partner to the democracy movements.
3. We want to facilitate civil society exchanges through targeted visa facilitation. We will continue to support Ukraine in restoring full territorial integrity and sovereignty. @UkrVerstehen @H__Ukraine @PromoteUkraine @NEC_Ukraine @intercourier_ua @UaPosition @CPD_UA @gazeta_ua
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representing #TheQueen, am I right in saying this?

So it is the representation of the @RoyalFamily that needs to reassure us that what is the #RuleOfLaw is followed by the guidelines and process that follows, am I right in saying this @wabbey ?
Just as @BBCCareers have a process they have to follow as set out by @Ofcom, right?

Just as #CPS has a process they have to follow when investigating a #CrimesAgainstHumanity carried out by anyone be it a member of the #civilsociety or a #PoliceOfficer as
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So what *is* this "Digital Regulation: Driving growth & unlocking innovation" policy paper? Another "strategy"? A white paper for #DPA2022?

If it's about #regulation, then how will @OliverDowden's "unashamedly pro-tech approach" protect people's #rights?

gov.uk/government/pub…
In his introduction to "#ThePlan", @OliverDowden says he'll "shortly publish a #plan for a pro-growth data regime" 🤔

If he has an ACTUAL plan, or frankly a clue, then why not just #publish the damn thing? Why all the waffle?

Hand-wavy platitudes like these 👇 ain't worth Jack:
Just so we're clear, this "#Plan" is supposed to "start a #conversation" about "#TenTechPriorities" that @DCMS published on a "shorthand stories"(?) page that DOESN'T ONCE MENTION PEOPLE'S #RIGHTS!!

dcms.shorthandstories.com/Our-Ten-Tech-P…

Does this Government think it can take us for fools?
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The #G7 this weekend renounced its role as #globalhealth leader, @kentbuse and I argue in @bmj_latest: blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2021/06/13…

A thread on what next for global health & #healthsecurity.
Speaking at #G20 Rome #GlobalHealthSummit in May, German Chancellor #Merkel had raised the question, “if not us, who?” to end the global #Covid19 #pandemic.

At #G7UK this past weekend, #G7 responded with "Not us," committing to donate 870mn #vaccine doses when the need is 11bn.
Instead of engaging with recommendations of @TheIndPanel to strengthen #pandemic preparedness & the #globalhealth system (theindependentpanel.org/mainreport/), strongly backed by @antonioguterres (), #G7 noted it would "explore" different proposals.
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Today, my #book

“The Treaty Prohibiting #NuclearWeapons: how it was achieved and why it matters”

is published by @routledgebooks, written during my 2019-20 sabbatical @KingsCollegeLon

➡️ more information see treaty-prohibiting-nuclear-weapons.com
#nuclearban #TPNW #HINW
2) I am very proud of and grateful that my book on #TPNW has received such great endorsements from
Mohamed @ElBaradei, Angela Kane @kaneview, Desmond Browne, @JodyWilliams97, Ramesh Thakur, Bill @PotterCNS and @DarylGKimball
The book presents the history of the #HumanitarianInitiative & the process leading to #TPNW from 2010-17.
Having been centrally involved in this process, it is a first-hand account of how the extraordinary cooperation of #states & #civilsociety made the #TPNW happen @nuclearban
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We are LIVE tweeting the discussion “Junction Kabul: The Road to Peace” with @hmohib, @JZarif, @DrSJaishankar and @palkisu”. Join us for an engaging discussion #Raisina2021
.@hmohib: The new Biden plan to withdraw by Sept 2020 is a great opportunity for the Afghans to take control of the security situation in the country. Afghanistan does not need US combat troops on the group, it needs support for its armed forces #Raisina2021
.@hmohib: Its time for the Taliban to make peace with the Afghan govt. and become part of the mainstream Afghan society #Raisina2020
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I am attending the annual meeting of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (@CND_tweets), the principal policy-making body of the United Nations in drug-related matters. #CND64 is being held in person in Vienna & virtually. In this thread I will share information & reflections🧵⬇️ 1/ Image
I am privileged to be a member of the Australian Civil Society Committee on United Nations Drug Policy.
 
The Committee provides input & collaborates with the Australian Government; participates in @CND_tweets; and encourages dialogue with Australian civil society.
 
#CND64 2/
A small civil society delegation has travelled to Perth (to assist with the challenging 18-hour CET time difference, sessions run 3pm-2am AWST) to participate in #CND64 alongside the Australian-based Government delegation who is working in conjunction with post in Vienna.
 
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Jan 25 2021: Klaus Schwab on Feb 2020 BC/AC [before/after #covid] moment:

"Major change happened when the US #BusinessRoundtable, which represents major companies in the US, actually issued a statement embracing the stakeholder concept."

#GreatReset

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Schwab: "The crisis has shown us we need a mindset change & we need also to move from a society where business & governments have very separate tasks, to a society whereas the two #together w/ #civilsociety work hand in hand."

"To Change Everything":

theartofannihilation.com/the-manufactur…
Schwab: "We still measure only how a company uses the #financialcapital. Whether it's really efficient in terms of
allocation of financial capital. But we should measure how a company, in which way a co., uses #naturalcapital [] so that's the essence of #stakeholdercapitalism." ImageImageImageImage
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This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020. This part is called: 🇺🇸 Democracy and Human Rights
🇺🇸 Only one party will advance the ability of all persons to live with dignity, security, and respect, regardless of who they are or who they love. 1/13
#Democrats will advance the ability of all persons to live with dignity, security, and respect, regardless of who they are or who they love. 2/13 #DemPartyPlatform #LoveIsLove #HumanityFirst
#Democrats will restore the United States’ position of leadership on #LGBTQ+ issues by passing the #GLOBEAct and appointing senior leaders directly responsible for driving and coordinating LGBTQ+ issues at the State Department, USAID, and the National Security Council. 3/13
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Oct 11 2018: "The #WorldEconomicForum, an International Org. for Public-Private Cooperation, has opened the Centre for the #FourthIndustrialRevolution #India. The centre is the fourth of its kind in the world after San Francisco, #Tokyo & #Beijing."

medium.com/redact/world-e…
Today:

"With Centres in 13 countries the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Network works w/ governments, leading companies, civil society, innovators & experts from around the world to pilot new approaches to technology adoption & governance."

weforum.org/centre-for-the…
"Projects will be scaled across #India & globally. As part of the WEF's global network, the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution India will work closely with project teams" across the globe.

Founding partners/members include #Microsoft, #Salesforce, #McKinsey, #Gavi:
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Apr.2020 #Pandemic At Center of #Globalist & #Psychological
#Warfare Against #Freedom.

📽 #UN #WEF Globalist admit Coronavirus is at the centre of the wheel for #Global #Governance
worldviewweekend.com/tv/video/pande…

#ClimateTax > #ClimateHoax
#COVID > #Agenda2030 ImageImage
Apr.2020 #US #CoronavirusReliefBill had 'Digital Dollar' in it but was stripped out. On #DigitalDollar* website (Digital Dollar Project states it is partnering with Accenture) led by David Treat

* was going to create a federal reserve digital dollar

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Digital Dollar: David Treat Snr MD & co-lead of blockchain / NY Fintech Innovation at Accenture, also serves on board for #ID2020 alliance, #WEF #4IR Global #Blockchain Council member, program advisor Chamber of digital commerce, & WEF digital ID

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I am attending the #UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs intersessional

This is the only time #hepatitisC is on the workplan

We must prioritise people who use drugs to achieve our #hepatitis elimination goals

This is my thread 🧵 ⬇️ 1/

#CND2020 #CND63 #SDG3.3 #HepFreeFuture Image
Globally:
- 11.3 million people inject drugs
- 48.5% #hepatitisC prevalence
- More than half of the 585,000 people whose deaths were drug related were due to #hepC

@UNODC_HIV #CND2020 #CND63 #HepFreeFuture #NoHep

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Indigenous peoples experience criminalisation, racism and discrimination

Structural barriers must be overcome to promote engagement and access to health services including harm reduction #hepatitis

:@HRInews

#CND2020 #CND63 3/ Image
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@MrAndyNgo #shadobanned #RetiredNeurosurgeon here to tell you that this is attempted premeditated murder hate crime. Why? Already the victim was beaten into a concussion and appeared stuporous. (Continued)
@MrAndyNgo The massive blow from behind by an accelerated running kick tears the delicate brain fibers causing #DiffuseAxonalInjury throughout the entire brain.
MRI will likely show diffuse brain swelling and bleeding. (Continued)
@MrAndyNgo Delicate blood vessels also will be torn and may result in a lethal brain hemorrhage. Some similarities to sudden deaths occurring in boxing and MMA fights, or blast injuries in wounded veterans. (Continued)
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Ok - public comment starting and I assume many comments may be re: the budget.

First caller caveats "I'm not a researcher" then proceeds with fact that she's a member of @solidarityJC & a cogent statement about her opinion re: services the city provides. #CivilSociety flexing
Another speaker w @solidarityJC which has helped organize turnout for this meeting
She's asking council to NOT pass following
20-556 hiring of police officers
20-558 making JCPD perm presence
20-158 amending JC budget
She then itemizes budget facts
...then asks for a new budget amendment and defunding JCPD by 50%.
By the way speakers tonight are mentioning points itemized in this petition:
actionnetwork.org/petitions/defu…
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Many in civil society have been watching with great alarm the recent blocking by #Azerbaijan #Tajikistan #Turkey of the four senior leaders of @osce @osce_odihr's key #humanrights bodies to remain in their posts, leading to an unprecedented crisis for @osce during a pandemic (..)
One of the top concerns arising from this crisis has been a concern that absent key leaders more repressive @osce member states could push through their long-held desire to muzzle the participation of independent, critical #civilsociety voices in the organization (...)
Indeed, today, an unusually impassioned statement from @usosce @USAmbOSCE echoes that key concern. The statement is dramatically entitled "Saving the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting" osce.usmission.gov/intervention-o… (...)
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The @EU_Commission published its new #MFF proposal w/ a 20% cut for "Justice, Rights & Values" - despite #COVID19 putting our democracies under pressure. Here are some recommendations on what 🇪🇺 should do to better support #civilsociety.
A huge thanks to @epc_eu review team & those who tirelessly fight for better CSO support. Many of their recommendations found their way into this Discussion Paper: @ForCivicEU @EuCivilsociety @LibertiesEU @Carnegie_Europe @hhc_helsinki @hfhrpl
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