United States and 60 Global Partners, including Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica Launch Declaration for the Future of the Internet

According to a statement from the United States’ White House dated April 28 2022, the United States with 60 partners around the globe launched the Declaration for the Future of the Internet. Those endorsing the Declaration include Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica.

This Declaration represents a political commitment among Declaration partners to advance apositive vision for the Internet and digital technologies. It reclaims the promise of the Internet in the face of the global opportunities and challenges presented by the 21st century. It also reaffirms and recommits its partners to a single global Internet – one that is truly open and fosters competition, privacy, and respect for human rights. The Declaration’s principles include commitments to: 

• Protect human rights and fundamental freedoms of all people; 

• Promote a global Internet that advances the free flow of information; 

• Advance inclusive and affordable connectivity so that all people can benefit from the digital economy; 

• Promote trust in the global digital ecosystem, including through protection of privacy; and 

• Protect and strengthen the multistakeholder approach to governance that keeps the Internet running for the benefit of all.

In signing this Declaration, the United States and partners will work together to promote this vision and its principles globally, while respecting each other’s regulatory autonomy within our own jurisdictions and in accordance with our respective domestic laws and international legal obligations.”

FACT Sheet : United States and 60 Global Partners Launch Declaration for the Future of the Internet, April 28 2022

Read the full text of A Declaration for the Future of the Internet from The White House. Local copy embedded below :