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July 13, 2018 1:54 pm

Israeli eBay Official Named as Member of New UN Panel on Digital Cooperation

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Kira Radinsky. Photo: Arielinson via Wikimedia Commons.

Kira Radinsky — eBay’s Israeli director of data science — has been chosen to serve on the UN secretary-general’s newly-formed High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation.

The 20-member body will be co-chaired by Melinda Gates and Jack Ma. It is expected to author and submit a final report, including actionable recommendations, within nine months.

“As a global community, we face questions about security, equity, and human rights in a digital age,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said. “We need greater cooperation to tackle these challenges and mitigate risks.”

Israel’s UN envoy, Danny Danon, hailed the pick of Radinsky.

“We are proud that a pioneering scientist and entrepreneur will represent Israel in this important forum,” Danon declared in a statement. “Dr. Radinsky’s appointment is yet another example of the important role played by a growing number of Israelis in the UN as we continue to contribute our knowledge and technical expertise to better the international community.”

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