The outcomes of the Task Force -
Transformative solutons for 2015 and beyond-report.
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 for Digital Development, 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.
The members of the Broadband Commission for Digital Development followed Task Force recommendations the Manifesto which stated the position and shared belief in the benefits of broadband for Sustainable Development to world leaders, top policy-makers, industry leaders, users and consumers.
The Manifesto will be presented at a side event of the 5th session of the
United Nations Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals, to be held at UN headquarters in New York later today. It follows on the heels of a new report, Transformational Solutions for 2015 and Beyond, which was prepared by a Broadband Commission Task Force and launched at the 8th meeting of the Commission on 21 September 2013.