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​ICTs for a Sustainable World    ​#ICT4SDG

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets will stimulate action over the next fifteen years in areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet:
  • People: We are determined to end poverty and hunger, in all their forms and dimensions, and to ensure that all human beings can fulfil their potential in dignity and equality and in a healthy environment.

  • Planet: We are determined to protect the planet from degradation, including through sustainable consumption and production, sustainably managing its natural resources and taking urgent action on climate change, so that it can support the needs of the present and future generations.

  • Prosperity: We are determined to ensure that all human beings can enjoy prosperous and fulfilling lives and that economic, social and technological progress occurs in harmony with nature.

  • Peace: We are determined to foster peaceful, just and inclusive societies which are free from fear and violence. There can be no sustainable development without peace and no peace without sustainable development.

  • Partnership: We are determined to mobilize the means required to implement this Agenda through a revitalised Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, based on a spirit of strengthened global solidarity, focussed in particular on the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable and with the participation of all countries, all stakeholders and all people.
    All three pillars of sustainable development – economic development, social inclusion and environmental protection – need ICTs as key catalysts, and ICTs, and particularly broadband, will be absolutely crucial for achieving the SDGs.

      ​How ICTs Can Help

      • ICTs enhance our capability to measure progress toward all the SDGs, evaluate the methods used to achieve them, learn what is working and not working, and improve the timeliness and quality of decision making.
      • ICTs provide opportunities to streamline and enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the activities we undertake across the development landscape.
      • ICTs provide access to a whole new range of digitally-enabled products and services which strengthen local economies, local innovation and local communities.
      ICTs therefore have incredible potential to improve development outcomes in both the developing and the developed world, and it is self-evident that digital inclusion is necessary for sustainable development in the 21st century.

      ICTs are already empowering billions of individuals around the world – by helping them make better-informed decisions, by providing access to education resources and health information, and by delivering services such as mobile banking, e-government and social media networks.
      No Poverty Zero Hunger Good health and well-being Quality Education Gender Equality Clean Water and Sanitation
      Affordable and Clean Energy Decent Work and Economic Growth Industry innovation and Infrastructure Reduced Inequalities Sustainable Cities and Communities Responsible Consumption and Production
      Climate Action Life Below Water Life on Land Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions Partnerships for the Goals ​​