Press release: International community commits to Global ICT Agenda for 2020

Connect 2020 Agenda sets out vision, goals and specific targets for future development of ICT sector

Busan, 6 November 2014 – A global agenda to shape the future of the ICT sector has been unanimously adopted at the ITU 2014 Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-14). Resolution WG-PL/9 ‘Connect 2020 Agenda for Global Telecommunication/ICT Development’ sets out the shared vision, goals and targets that Member States have committed to achieve by 2020 in collaboration with all stakeholders across the ICT ecosystem. ITU will contribute to Connect 2020 Agenda through its 2016-2019 Strategic Plan, which has also been adopted at PP-14.

Through the Connect 2020 Agenda ITU Member States committed to work towards “an information society, empowered by the interconnected world, where telecommunication/ICT enables and accelerates socially, economically and environmentally sustainable growth and development for everyone”.

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