September 22, 2022

Tech for Democracy: Problems, Progress and the Copenhagen Pledge

Microsoft, Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Access Now


Microsoft Offices
One Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza
885 2nd Avenue
New York, NY
Virtual via livestream

Date & Time

September 22, 2022
12:00PM EDT - 2:30PM EDT

A high-level side event and reception alongside the 77th UN General Assembly in New York, hosted by Microsoft, the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Access Now. This gathering will bring together senior leaders from across geographies and stakeholder groups based on their support for the Copenhagen Pledge on Tech for Democracy, launched by the Danish government last year.

The event will feature opening remarks by Microsoft President and Vice Chair Brad Smith followed by a keynote address from the Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs Jeppe Kofod. Subsequent panel discussions will feature leaders from government, industry and civil society exploring how digital technology can continue to be a force for improving lives and strengthening societies around the world in an inclusive manner. The event will culminate in the debut of a new Al art exhibit demonstrating how technology can empower human creativity.