Anita Gurumurthy

2023

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for a Summit of the Future to address global crises, scheduled for September 2024. Ahead of this, a preparatory meeting in September 2023 will allow governments, civil society, trade unions, and researchers to shape the discourse on multilateralism.

The recent report "Spotlight on…

2023

IT for Change responded to the call for comments and textual suggestions to the second revised text of the draft convention on the right to development (Draft Convention) by the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner.

Against the backdrop of rising digital inequalities and human rights violations by digital…

2023

IT for Change and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) joined forces in 2022 to facilitate a series of discussions across the Global South with a goal to create feminist visions for our shared digital future. With the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development, the Access to Knowledge for Development Center, Research ICT Africa, and FES’…

2023

This article was written by Anita Gurumurthy and Amay Korjan for the German NGO Forum Umwelt und Entwicklung (Forum on Environment and Development), which is a civil-society network that coordinates the activities of German NGOs in international political processes on sustainable development and environmental issues.

An abridged version…

2023

IT for Change collaborated with Third World Network to deepen our knowledge of Digital Sequence Information (DSI) on Genetic Resources. This submission, being made to the Secretariat to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), focuses on ensuring that sovereign rights to benefit sharing are retained under the CBD and Nagoya Protocol, that…

2023

Continuing our engagement with UNESCO's effort to formulate a set of ‘Guidelines for Regulating Digital Platforms’ to safeguard freedom of expression and access to information, IT for Change provided comments and recommendations on the Draft 2.0 of the Guidelines. We commend the second draft of the Guidelines for recognizing the impact of both…

2023

In this policy brief, the authors examine the challenges that currently prevent Least Developed Countries (LDCs) from harnessing a capabilities-based approach to leveraging digital transformation for development.

The challenges…

2023

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has invited stakeholders to comment on the ‘Consultation Draft: Targeted update of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and their Implementation Procedures’ (Consultation Draft). The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (Guidelines) are recommendations…

2023

Digital capitalism is characterized by the rise of a unique business model: the platform firm, which leverages the combined force of internet connectivity and algorithmic intelligence to build a new infrastructural basis for production, market exchange, and a host of socio-economic interactions. The rise of this ‘intelligent corporation’, which…

2023

UNESCO has released its initial draft proposal of the ‘Guidelines on Regulating Digital Platforms: a multistakeholder approach’ (Guidance Document) for inputs and observations. The document is meant to serve as a guidance on the regulation, co-regulation, and self-regulation of digital platforms, “with the aim of…