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As we approach 2015, a new global partnership is being forged to carry on the work of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and shape a new sustainable development agenda involving all sectors of society. 

The Members of the Broadband Commission consider broadband to be a vital part of that discussion, as it is one of the strongest and most effective tools in bringing about transformative solutions for sustainable development. From governance to health to education to gender equality to enabling the low-carbon economy, broadband is already advancing a more equitable, inclusive and environmentally healthy world—but there is more work still to be done

This is a dedicate space to learn more about the activities of the Commission regarding Post 2015 Agenda. 

Have a look at a series​ of short interviews with Broadband Commissioners speaking on how broadband can contribute to achieving SDGs. 

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Follow @UNBBCom and #ICT4SDG on social media to find out more. ​

Latest Reports           

Half the world's population is expected to be connected to the Internet by the end of 2019 at the latest. This leaves the other half – an estimated 3.8 billion people – unconnected and unable to benefit from key social and economic resources in our expanding digital world. In response, the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development has set seven ambitious targets for 2025, launched during the special session at WEF January 23 2018.


 

 Latest Events/Initiatives

20 December 2015: During the IGF, a co-hosted session by OECD and the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development was held to discuss Policy and technology approaches for expanding broadband to rural and remote areas.

 

 


 


 

 Focus on SDG 5 GENDER           

​EQUALS is a ground-breaking global initiative delivered by a committed network partnership of businesses, governments, non-profit organizations, foundations, academia, media and individuals around the world working together to bridge the digital gender divide. 

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 Highlights on...

The GSMA is organizing the Mobile World Congress 2018, to be held in Barcelona from 26 February to 1 March; which is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry serving also as an exhibition for all the latest technologies from VR to AI, and many others. Under the theme of a Creating better future, the MWC aims moreover to bring the UN Sustainable Development Goals to life.

Read the press release and check the list of speakers, agenda and the Ministerial Program 2018

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