AI Ethics and Diplomacy – Multilateralism & Governance of AI

The talk will discuss how diplomacy and the United Nations can play a role in encouraging development of AI at the global level.



Dr. Eugenio Vargas Garcia will discuss how diplomacy, multilateralism, and the United Nations (UN) in particular can play a role in encouraging further engagement in artificial intelligence at the global level.

In a fragmented landscape, despite numerous initiatives on AI principles, the international governance of AI lacks coordination. The UN has been active on several fronts, including UNESCO’s negotiations on a Recommendation on AI ethics and the follow-up of the Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation.

The UN is well positioned to offer a credible multilateral track, under the auspices of the Organization, towards ethical, human-centered, and peaceful uses of AI systems.


Dr. Eugenio Vargas Garcia, Ph.D


Diplomat, PHD in international relations, and researcher on the international governance of AI. Appointed as Brazilian expert in the intergovernmental negotiations on UNESCO’s Recommendations on the ethics of AI. Currently based in the Republic of Guinea. Former senior adviser to the President of the UN General Assembly in New York, USA.

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Jun 30 2021


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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