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Renewing the call for transparency in the UN Tech Envoy appointment process

Web Foundation · January 27, 2022

The Web Foundation is leading a coalition of non-State stakeholders towards an inclusive and dialogue-based implementation of the key action points of the UN Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation.

On January 27, 2022, the coalition sent the following Position Paper to the UN Secretary General calling for visibility and transparency in the UN Tech Envoy appointment process, a follow up to a Position Paper sent in November.



  1. <A+> Alliance for Inclusive Algorithms
  2. Access Now
  3. Accur8Africa
  4. Advocacy Initiative for Development (AID)
  5. Afghanistan Democracy and Development Organization (ADDO)
  6. Africa Foundation for Community Development (AFCOD-Uganda)
  7. Africa Freedom of Information Centre
  8. African Centre for Citizens Orientation
  9. African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Coalition
  10. African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX)
  11. Africa Open Data and Internet Research Foundation (AODIRF)
  12. AFRIX
  13. AfroLeadership
  14. Afrotribune
  15. Alliance for Affordable Internet – A4AI
  16. Asociación Colombiana de Usuarios de Internet
  17. Asociación TEDIC
  18. Association for Progressive Communications – APC
  19. A World Without Chemical and Biological Weapons – www
  20. Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication
  21. Bareedo Platform, Somalia
  22. Bloggers of Zambia
  23. CCAOI, India
  24. Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
  25. Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD)
  26. Centre for Multilateral Affairs (CfMA)
  27. Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa –  CIPESA
  28. Community Development Initiative (CDI), Kano, Nigeria
  29. Data2X
  30. Datalat, Quito (Ecuador)
  31. Derechos Digitales
  32. Digital Peace Now
  33. Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum (DRIF) 
  34. Digital Rights Foundation (DRF)
  35. DigitalSENSE Africa
  36. Environmental Development Initiative
  37. European Center for Not-for-profit Law
  38. Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica)
  39. Free Expression Myanmar (FEM)
  40. Front Page International (FPI) 
  41. Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD)
  42. Global Partners Digital
  43. Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data
  44. HOUSE OF AFRICA, Ndjamena,Chad
  45. iamtheCODE
  46. Impact4News, UK 
  47. Instituto Nupef
  48. Internet Governance Caucus 
  49. Inventario Nacional de Calidad del (Agua-INCA) National Inventory for Water Quality 
  50. Jade Propuestas Sociales y Alternativas al Desarrollo, A.C. (JADE SOCIALES), Yucatán, México
  51. Jokkolabs Banjul
  52. Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation 
  53. Kinango Coalition for Human Rights Defenders
  54. League for Societal Protection Against Drug Abuse (LESPADA)
  55. Life Campaign to abolish death sentence in Kurdistan
  56. Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA)
  57. Media Institute of Southern Africa-Zimbabwe Chapter
  58. Media Matters for Democracy (MMfD)
  59. Media Rights Agenda (MRA)
  60. OISTE
  61. Open Data Watch
  62. Organization of the Justice Campaign
  63. Ovillage, Côte d’Ivoire 
  64. PACKS Africa 
  65. Paradigm Initiative 
  66. Policy Alert – Nigeria
  68. Rainier Communications
  69. Red en Defensa de los Derechos Digitales (R3D)
  70. RNW Media
  71. SDSN TReNDS group
  72. Simply Secure
  73. Social Media Exchange (SMEX)
  74. Somali Youth Development Foundation (SYDF).
  75. Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression (SafeNet)
  76. Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Initiative (SEEDi)
  77. Tanzania Health Care and Environmental Conservation Organisation 
  78. Taraaz
  79. The Bachchao Project
  80. The Empathy Business
  81. Ubunteam
  82. UCSF Global Programs, Kenya
  83. WikiRate
  84. Wisekey SA
  85. Women at the Table
  86. Women in Crisis Response    
  87. World Wide Web Foundation
  88. YESAID Kenya
  89. Youth Coalition on Internet Governance
  90. ZeroToOne Foundation

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