HLCP provided a platform to develop, under UNESCO’s leadership, a UN system-wide contribution to UNESCO’s Ad Hoc Expert Group in the preparation of a Recommendation to UNESCO General Conference on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence. The Committee approved the text following an intersessional meeting in July 2020 that was chaired by Mr. Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization, and moderated by Ms. Gabriela Ramos, Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences at UNESCO. The input had been developed by a drafting group composed of UNESCO (lead), FAO, ILO, IOM, ITU, OHCHR, UNICEF, UNODC, UN DESA, UN Global Pulse, UN Women, and the Office of the Under Secretary-General and Special Advisor on Preparations for the 75th UN Anniversary and the Secretary-General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation. The contribution represents the collective expertise of the UN system on the issue of the ethics of AI, for consideration by UNESCO's Ad Hoc Expert Group when revising the first draft text of the Recommendation in September 2020.