Press Release: Broadband Commission calls on world leaders to harness development potential of ICTs to drive the SDGs

Statement to UN High-Level Policy Forum in NY cites ICTs as uniquely powerful tool to drive global development

Geneva, 11 July 2016 – The Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development today issued a statement urging policymakers, the private sector and other partners to make deployment of broadband infrastructure a top priority in strategies to accelerate global development and progress towards the SDGs.

The statement was presented to the 2016 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, which is meeting in New York City from 11-20 July to guide global efforts on the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

For full text see: http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2016/28.aspx

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