UNGA approves U.S. resolution on AI – State Dept.

Consensus Adoption of U.S.-Led Resolution on Artificial Intelligence by the United Nations General Assembly


  • UN General Assembly adopted a U.S.-led resolution on Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Resolution focuses on safe, secure, and trustworthy AI for sustainable development

Today, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution led by the U.S. on Artificial Intelligence (AI), aiming to define a global consensus on safe, secure, and trustworthy AI systems for advancing sustainable development. Developed with input from over 120 countries and cosponsored by Member States from every region, this resolution is a crucial step in addressing the potential of AI to promote sustainable development and reach countries at all levels of development.

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The adoption of the U.S.-led resolution on AI by the UN General Assembly marks a significant milestone in global efforts to harness the potential of artificial intelligence for sustainable development. The resolution, developed in collaboration with over 120 countries, emphasizes the importance of safe, secure, and trustworthy AI systems in advancing sustainable development goals. It underlines the consensus that AI can respect human rights while contributing to the aspirations of sustainable development.

The resolution also highlights the need for collaboration between governments, private sector, civil society, and technical communities to ensure the responsible design, development, deployment, and use of AI technologies. It emphasizes capacity building, bridging digital divides, and ensuring that the benefits of AI reach countries of all regions and levels of development, particularly focusing on the needs of developing countries.

Furthermore, the resolution serves as a foundation for future multilateral efforts and existing UN initiatives related to AI. The United States remains committed to working with partners to ensure that emerging technologies, including AI, are used in a safe, secure, and trustworthy manner to address common challenges and achieve shared goals.