Ghana to sign Paris Call for Trust & Security in Cyberspace Declaration towards achieving Microsoft’s Digital Peace Call
Ghana’s president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo announced Ghana will sign the Paris Call for Trust & Security in Cyberspace declaration.
Ghana joins 56 other countries and 420 organizations and companies on developing common principles for securing cyberspace. The Ghanaian president said this during the Global Citizen Festival in South Africa to celebrate the centenary of Nelson Mandela. Joining Microsoft and the common wealth on stage to talk about the path to digital peace.
Sharing on Microsoft’s call for Digital Peace, President Akufo-Addo stated that “57 governments endorsed a new international declaration, the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace to work collectively towards a common goal of protecting cyberspace. The president announced Ghana’s support for the Paris Call and urged other nations to join.”
we are in the right moment to take action to protect the digital world where we live, work and learn.– Microsoft
Microsoft’s Digital Peace Now campaign encourages world leaders to achieve digital peace. Microsoft also believes we are in the right moment to take action to protect the digital world where we live, work and learn. About 100,000 people across 140 countries have signed the Digital Peace Now petition according to Microsoft.
Microsoft worked closely with the French government.
WIRED shares that Microsoft worked closely with the French government to craft the Paris Call. And calls it “a sign of how tech corporations are playing a more active role in governing the internet”.
You can support Microsoft’s Digital Peace Now initiative by signing the petition.