The DCO’s 2nd General Assembly will be the platform to notarize international cooperation between governments with the aim of enhancing global collaboration on the digital economy.
The Digital Cooperation Organization will be hosting its 2nd General Assembly in Riyadh on the 5th of February. It will highlight the joining of DCO Member States to discuss and go over the strategic directions and initiatives to enable digital prosperity for all nations. The Ministers who will be representing the 13 DCO member states, along with high-level delegations from DCO observers, as well as representatives from guest countries and international organizations will convene for the General Assembly, to discuss the state of the digital economy and the challenges facing all nations in achieving equitable global digital growth and development.
The 2nd General Assembly will be the first DCO Member States in-person meeting which marks two years of progress for the international organization which has been founded to help achieve social prosperity and growth by unifying efforts to advance and promote interest in the digital economy. The monumental event, taking place at the Fairmont Hotel in Riyadh, will also reflect the qualitative leaps made by the member states in its shift toward a tech-powered economy.
The Secretary-General of the DCO, Deemah AlYahya, said: “Digital technologies have immense potential to transform economies and empower groups including women and entrepreneurs with new opportunities, especially that 70% of the new value created in the global economy over the next decade will be based on digitally enabled platforms so it is of critical importance that all nations have the same ability to leverage the power of digitalization to achieve their goals. The DCO was formed to accelerate digital transformation through collaboration and knowledge sharing among all stakeholders to empower nations to develop strategies and programs to drive their own digital development and equally participate in the global digital economy.”
Deemah added more to the conversation by saying, “I am very pleased that the Ministers from DCO Member States will convene in Riyadh, the headquarters of the DCO, for the 2nd General Assembly to mark two years of progress towards the DCO’s goals, and to continue the discussions on how we can achieve digital prosperity for all in collaboration with our international observers from the ecosystem stakeholders representing the private sector, academia, think tanks and civil society organizations.”