First UN resolution on artificial intelligence: Morocco and the United States at the head of the initiative


Last Thursday, Morocco’s ambassador to the UN, Omar Hilale, and his American counterpart, Linda Thomas Greenfield, presented the first UN resolution on artificial intelligence (AI) to the international press.

Entitled “Seizing the opportunities offered by safe, secure and reliable artificial intelligence systems for sustainable development”, this resolution will be adopted on March 21 by the United Nations General Assembly.

During a press conference at UN headquarters, in the presence of ambassadors and representatives of more than fifty UN member states, the Moroccan and American ambassadors introduced this unprecedented resolution in the annals of the Nations. United. The fact that Morocco was chosen by the United States as the main co-sponsor of this resolution testifies to the solidity and strength of the multidimensional strategic and historical partnership between Rabat and Washington.

Omar Hilale congratulated the United States for this initiative and for having involved the Kingdom from its conception. He stressed the importance of dialogue between UN member states to ensure that this evolving technology serves the common good. During the negotiations of this resolution, Morocco emphasized the need to benefit from AI systems that bridge the social, digital and economic divides between developed and developing countries, and not AI that further alienates .

The Moroccan ambassador also noted that AI offers many potential benefits to developing countries, particularly African ones, in various areas such as health, agriculture, education, climate action and economic growth. To maximize these benefits, he stressed the paramount importance of committing investments in AI research and infrastructure to reduce the digital divide between countries.

Finally, Omar Hilale reiterated the Kingdom’s full support for the “extremely important” issue of artificial intelligence and the central role of international cooperation so that this new technology serves the common good of humanity.

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