ITU Blog: #SDGs: connectivity is essential!
The 2016 High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development was the first major review of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs themselves in September 2015.
The HLPF was marked by passionate support for achieving the ambitious goals, and as the President of the General Assembly said in his opening statement, “We should shout from the rooftops that realizing the SDGs is possible with the mix of political ambition, multistakeholder partnerships and relentless focus.”
To that mix, we should add ‘connectivity’. Because without connectivity, it will not just be a question of ‘ensuring that no one is left behind’, but a question of not leaving half of the global population behind.