The first UN resolution on artificial intelligence sponsored under Moroccan-American patronage


Co-sponsored by Morocco and the United States, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) approved at the end of March the first UN resolution on artificial intelligence (AI), entitled “Seizing the opportunities offered by artificial intelligence systems”. “Safe and reliable AI for sustainable development”.

This historic consensual resolution was presented to the international press by the ambassador and permanent representative of the Kingdom of Morocco to the United Nations, Omar Hilale, and his American counterpart, Linda Thomas Greenfield.

The Kingdom of Morocco was the only African country to participate in the press conference which followed the historic adoption of this resolution, alongside the United States, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Singapore and the Japan.

The resolution, supported by 123 member states, aims to promote safe and reliable AI systems to address the world’s biggest challenges, including those related to poverty eradication, global health, food security, climate, energy and education.

The resolution also recommends increasing funding for research and innovation linked to the Sustainable Development Goals in the area of ​​digital technologies and artificial intelligence systems.

This resolution is the first of its kind on AI and will remain engraved in the annals of the multilateral organization.

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