Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
26 April 2021
Egypt Partakes in UNESCO Intergovernmental Meeting of Experts on Draft Recommendation on AI Ethics

Egypt, represented by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), is participating in the Intergovernmental Meeting of Experts (Category II) related to a Draft Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence (AI), organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), on April 26-30, online.
At its 40th session in November 2019, UNESCO General Conference decided to develop an international standard-setting instrument on the ethics of AI, in the form of a recommendation. Since then, UNESCO has led a multidisciplinary, multicultural and pluralist effort to produce a preliminary report and a first draft of the Recommendation, shared with Member States in September 2020 for their comments. These written comments were taken into consideration by the Director-General when preparing her final report on the Recommendation, containing the draft of the Recommendation on the Ethics of AI.
In this regards, the Intergovernmental special committee meeting of technical and legal experts is convened to examine the draft text of the Recommendation on the Ethics of AI. The negotiated and approved text will be submitted to Member States for the adoption by the General Conference of UNESCO at its 41st session. If adopted, the Recommendation will be the first global normative instrument in this critically important field.
UNESCO is a specialized agency of the United Nations, aimed at promoting world peace and security through international cooperation in education, science and culture. The Organization has 193 Member States and 11 associate members, as well as partners in the nongovernmental, intergovernmental, and private sector. Headquartered in Paris, France, UNESCO has 53 regional field offices and 199 national commissions that facilitate its global mandate.
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