“We must be guided by the rights of children”

Webinar | Launch of UNICEF Policy Guidance on AI for Children

The Global Insight team
22 September 2020
This work is part of UNICEF's AI for Children project. 

1 minute read | 86 minute video

While Artificial Intelligence (AI) is undoubtedly a force for change, it also poses risks for children and their rights. And while children are prodigious users of AI, little attention has been given to the impacts it could have on their rights to privacy, safety and security.

With that in mind, UNICEF and the Government of Finland recently hosted a webinar to launch our draft Policy Guidance on AI for Children, aiming to promote children's rights in government and private sector AI policies and practices and raise awareness of how AI systems can uphold or undermine these rights.

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UNICEF Office of Global Insight and Policy


  • Jasmina Byrne, Chief of Policy, Office of Global Insight and Policy, UNICEF

Opening remarks:

  • Fayaz King, Deputy Executive Director of Field Results and Innovation, UNICEF
  • Jarmo Sareva, Ambassador for Innovation, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

Video messages:

  • Henrietta H. Fore, UNICEF Executive Director
  • Ville Skinnari, Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade, Finland


  • Steven Vosloo, Policy Specialist for Digital Connectivity, Office of Global Insight and Policy, UNICEF
  • Lionel Brossi, Director of IA+SIC Hub, University of Chile 
  • Virginia Dignum, Professor of Responsible Artificial Intelligence, Umeå University
  • Salima Monorma Bah, State Counsel at the Directorate of Science, Technology and Innovation (DSTI), Government of Sierra Leone