Self-sovereign Identification global mandate was born on May 20, 2016 and from this resolution the ID2020 Alliance was formed, as a good cause for humanity.
Ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance and by 2030, provide legal identity for all, including birth registration.
The ID2020 Alliance is setting the course of digital ID
ID2020 is coordinating funding for identity and channelling those funds toward high-impact projects, enabling diverse stakeholders – UN agencies, NGOs, governments, and enterprises – to pursue a coordinated approach that creates a pathway for efficient and responsible implementation at scale.
ID2020 Hosts Digital Identity Summit at United Nations
Global campaign aims to create legal identities for vulnerable populations
Co-founder and chairman available to discuss
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Identity 2020 Systems (ID2020), a new not-for-profit corporation creating a hub to harness the world’s best digital identity technologies to help provide a legal identity for all, will conduct its inaugural Annual Summit on Friday, May 20, 2016, at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
Following the event, ID2020 co-founder and chairman John Edge will be available for media interviews to discuss the results and his outlook for the overall ID2020 initiative.
|WHO:||John Edge, co-founder and chairman of ID2020.|
|WHAT:||Discussing the results of the inaugural ID2020 Annual Summit and the overall ID2020 initiative.|
|WHEN:||Beginning May 20, 2016, John Edge will be available to speak about the results of the summit and the status of the overall ID2020 initiative.|
|WHERE:||John Edge is based in New York and can go to New York broadcast studios for local or remote interviews. For print and online publications, he can meet in person at the journalist’s office or other locations. He is additionally available via telephone and Skype.|
To speak with John Edge, please contact:
Michael Kingsley, Intermarket Communications, (212) 754-5613, firstname.lastname@example.org
Full summit results and findings will be available at www.id2020.org following the event.
ID2020 is anot-for-profit corporation (501(c)(3) status pending) that seeks to build a platform to harness innovation and enable emerging digital technology to address the challenge of creating legal identities for vulnerable populations, including the victims of human trafficking, modern-day slavery and refugee crises around the world. Inspired by UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 (“The promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, the provision of access to justice for all, and building effective, accountable institutions at all levels”), Target 9 (“By 2030, provide legal identity for all, including birth registration”), the project brings together private enterprise to develop a global innovation platform as a clearinghouse to coordinate emerging identity technology, and will also benefit other related SDGs.
For the next 15 years (to 2030), ID2020 will lead an annual results-oriented summit to track the progress of the initiative, and to engage business, governments, NGOs, the UN and thought leaders. The inaugural summit will be convened on May 20, 2016, by ID2020 in collaboration with the International Telecommunications Union (the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies) and the United Nations Office for Partnerships.
Additional details can be found at www.id2020.org.
About John Edge
John specializes in Public-Private Partnerships to drive legal identity and financial inclusion by designing, funding and building collaborative, sustainable business models leveraging emerging technologies.
John is focused on advancing the agenda for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by enabling investment from the private sector, through: (i) establishing sustainable social innovation business models; (ii) enabling interaction between regulators, government and innovators; and (iii) advancing the agenda for SDG targets 1.4 (“Ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance”) and 16.9 (“By 2030, provide legal identity for all, including birth registration”).
His technical interests include trusted computing, blockchain and artificial intelligence technologies, allied with the proliferation of mobile devices, which are enabling self-sovereign identity and the emergence of commons money systems.
Michael Kingsley, 212-754-5613