Objective's measures (7) Switzerland supports a secure and trustworthy digital space
Objective's measures (1) Switzerland is committed to the achievement of the UN’s 2030 Agenda goals using new technologies
Objective's measures (1) Measures for the action field (9) Statistical indicators All fields of action
Switzerland contributes to shaping international discussions on the future of the digital space and its governance
At the international level, Switzerland actively supports an open, constructive dialogue on the continuing development of global digital governance. On the basis of transparent, responsible and efficient cooperation of all stakeholder groups in their respective roles, an open, innovative and at the same time stable and secure internet can be guaranteed for everyone. At the same time Switzerland is working with international partners to advance democracy, in which people themselves determine, how, by whom and for what purpose their data and their knowledge are used. As a result, human rights are not only to be promoted in the digital world; at the same time new innovative economic and social eco-systems and areas of activity are to be created. Switzerland is making an active contribution to the advancement and stabilisation of existing governance structures and processes and to the establishment of new ones, and is internationally respected for its constructive and mediating role. The international city of Geneva is established as global centre for digital governance; the international organisations, NGOs and think tanks which it hosts are networked with each other and realisation of their potential is better exploited. In particular, optimal use will be made of the possibilities of the new initiatives in Geneva.
Objective's measures (7)
Switzerland supports a secure and trustworthy digital space
Switzerland supports a secure, open and free digital space which is based on clear rules and mutual trust. This is founded on the recognition of, compliance with and implementation of international law in the digital arena. Rights which apply offline must also be protected online. Switzerland contributes to clarifying the roles and competencies of the participants in the digital space in order to promote responsible conduct. It is also actively committed to intergovernmental confidence-building, particularly within the framework of the OSCE. With regard to cybersecurity, it supports the development and improvement of its own capabilities and, in view of the distinct global interdependences, also contributes as far as possible to the development of capacities in other countries. Strengthening the profile of the international city of Geneva as a "cyberhub" is a component of these efforts. Where it is possible and appropriate, Geneva should be used as a venue for events and initiatives in relation to cybersecurity.
Objective's measures (1)
Switzerland is committed to the achievement of the UN’s 2030 Agenda goals using new technologies
Switzerland supports the use of new technologies to achieve the goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs), in particular universal and affordable access of the entire population of world to the internet, high-quality educational provision and equality of the sexes. To this end, Switzerland is committed to the strategic linking of the results of the UN World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) with the goals of Agenda 2030 for sustainable development.
Objective's measures (1)
Measures for the action field
At the global level there is intense debate about the form of a global governance system for the digital domain which exploits its potential whilst at the same time preventing the negative effects and inequalities of opportunity. At the core of this argument is the question of which freedoms are conceded to the internet economy, what responsibility these entail and in particular what role and how much influence governments and international organisations have. As an open and highly-integrated country, Switzerland, with progressive digitalisation, is reliant on inclusive, liberal and at the same time secure and stable global digital governance based on international law, the principles of the rule of law, human rights and democratic participation. It is in Switzerland's interest if the corresponding international framework also takes into account the goals (sustainable development goals; SDGs) of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.