Single title - Multilateral Dialogue Geneva
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Representatives from the US and Europe were the most strongly represented actors in standardization negotiations for a long period. However, there has been a shift in favor of Asian countries which can be observed; China in particular has significantly increased its presence in standardization organizations. As recent examples have shown, new technologies are often not value-neutral and have ethical and human rights implications. Moreover, the development of new networks also has geopolitical consequences. Germany as well as the European Union must react to these developments in order to stay relevant in the international competition for standards in the long term and to be able to set their own course. Furthermore, political decision-makers must be put in a position to react to advances that jeopardize compliance with human rights and ethical standards.