NIZAMI GANJAVI INTERNATIONAL CENTER (NGIC) OF AZERBAIJAN JOIN AND SUPPORT GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR DIGITAL GOVERNANCE

Distinguished leaders from Boston and Balkan regions to collaborate for Global Law on AI and Digital Rights

On September 29, 2021, two distinguished organizations from the Northeast United States and the Balkans, Boston Global Forum (BGF) and Nizami Ganjavi International Center (NGIC), announced a collaboration to promote pioneering initiatives related to a Global Alliance for Digital Governance. The initiative, which was the subject of a recent Policy Lab online forum, also involves the United Nations Centennial Initiative, AI World Society (AIWS) and the Club de Madrid.

The joint announcement states that BGF will support NGIC’s Global Enlightenment Education Program in Baku, as well as a number of other initiatives.

BGF and NGIC will exchange resources to develop initiatives to solve complex and controversial issues in the world today and shape the future for “Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment.”

Under the agreement, the BGF and NGIC will join in promoting the Global Alliance for Digital Governance (GADG), and NGIC will connect governments of Balkan and Middle East nations to support the Alliance. The two organizations will recommend speakers, promote conferences and forums, and publicize joint events.

Nguyen Anh Tuan, Co-Founder and CEO of the BGF, hailed the agreement and noted its impact on expanding the Alliance: “NGIC will bring a high level of engagement and distinguished leaders of the Balkans, contributing to the creation of a Global Law and Accord on AI and Digital Rights, and discuss the Accord at significant conferences that NGIC often organize in many cities as New York, Beijing, Riga, Athens, Andorra, Cairo, Sarajevo, Sofia, Brussels, Missions in Kiev, Tel-Aviv, Amman, Istanbul, Bucharest, which are attended by many head of states and government leaders.”

Recently, the NGIC collaborate with the United Nations to organize the XXI High-Level Meeting, which took place both digitally and in-person during the week of September 20, 2021 as an Exclusive Side Event to the UN General Assembly “What does Peace and Stability mean in the 21st Century?”

There were 42 speakers (20 in person and 22 digital), among them 20 current and former Presidents and Prime Ministers, and Nobel Laurates that attended the event.