Press release

UNESCO launches Artificial Intelligence Global Policy portal with partners

14/09/2021 went live today, serving as a portal to the global artificial intelligence observatory developed by UNESCO in co-operation with seven major international organizations that work on different aspects of AI. 

UNESCO’s partners in are: the Council of Europe, the European Commission, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations (UN), and the World Bank Group. provides the public policy and decision makers with data, research, use cases, and best practices and is a neutral entry point to related resources from sister organizations showcasing cooperation between them.

The new portal supports our work with Member States on AI governance to ensure that rapid advances in this field contribute to safeguarding human rights and sustainable development.

Tawfik Jelassi, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information

UNESCO’s work in the domain of AI cuts across standard setting, policy advice and capacity building. As part of this work, UNESCO has launched guidance for policy makers in AI and Education, developed training for youth on AI and Human Rights and will be training over 2000 judicial operators on AI and the Rule of Law worldwide by beginning of 2022. UNESCO’s 193 Member States are also poised to adopt a Recommendation on the ethics of AI in November during the forthcoming session of the Organization’s General Conference. The draft is the fruit of a comprehensive worldwide consultation about the concerns it raises.