At the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 in Johannesburg, South Africa, we announced that more than 100,000 people, across 140 countries, have signed the Digital Peace Now petition. Your voices have lead to real action toward stopping cyberwarfare.
French President Emmanuel Macron announces the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace.
THERE IS NO PEACE WITHOUT DIGITAL PEACE
We are digital citizens—members of a thriving online global society. We trust technology to help us do our jobs, create communities and connect us. As digital citizens, we also share responsibility to protect our interconnected space.
We are more at risk than ever before from cyberwarfare. Governments are using technology as a weapon, which can devastate people, organizations, and entire countries. These attacks may start in the digital space but can quickly spread to the physical world. We must come together as digital citizens and call upon our world leaders to create rules of the road that protect our digital society.
We must demand Digital Peace Now.
HOW TO TAKE ACTION
1. KNOW THE ISSUE
You are online every day, using the internet to enhance your life in so many ways. But there are bad actors using your digital world to cause harm.
2. DEMAND GOVERNMENT ACTION
We cannot have digital peace without government action. Raise your voice and show world leaders this is an issue that must not be ignored.
3. SPREAD THE WORD
We need a show of force to ensure our world leaders know we are serious in our demand.
4. PRACTICE CYBER HYGIENE
We can all help diminish the effectiveness of cyberattacks by practicing web safety and internet health.
DEMAND DIGITAL PEACE NOW
Sign the petition
Thank you for supporting the Digital Peace Now initiative. By signing this petition, you are joining a global movement of digital citizens demanding digital peace. Together, we will achieve digital peace.
Digital Peace Petition
We, as digital citizens, will not stand by silently as governments weaponize our shared online community—endangering individuals, organizations, and entire countries. In our digital world we create, connect, express ourselves and improve our lives and the lives of others. Our online community must not be a battlefield. We demand digital peace.
Together, we will use our voices and our votes to defend the global digital society on which we depend. Our world leaders must act now to protect us.
There is no peace without digital peace.
SHARE THE PETITION
Microsoft is proud to launch this initiative with these founding members of the Digital Peace Campaign Advisory Board.