Press release: Global ‘ICT for development’ community meets to decide on strategies beyond 2015

WSIS process is key to harnessing potential of ICTs to accelerate human progress & achieve SDG 2030 Agenda

New York, 14 December 2015 – Ten years after the UN World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), delegates from UN Member States and observer entities are meeting in New York this week to identify emerging trends, fresh priorities and innovations for advancing the ‘ICT for development’ agenda, while strengthening the impact of ICTs as an enabler of sustainable development. Convened by UN General Assembly President Mogens Lykketoft, in close collaboration with lead agencies ITU, UNESCO, UNCTAD and UNDP, the WSIS+10 High-Level Meeting (HLM) will result in an Outcome Document underscoring the importance of ICTs for sustainable development and the need to promote equal access to ICTs and broadband Internet in both developed and developing countries.

For full text see:    www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2015/61.aspx

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