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ICTs for a Sustainable World #ICT4SDG

Goal 17. Implementation

ICTs for a Sustainable World

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Partnerships for the goals


ICTs are specifically mentioned as a means of implementation under SDG17, highlighting the cross-cutting transformative potential of ICTs. Indeed, ICTs are crucial in achieving all of the SDGs, since ICTs are catalysts that accelerate all three pillars of sustainable development – economic growth, social inclusion and environmental sustainability – as well as providing an innovative and effective means of implementation in today’s inter-connected world. Paragraph 15 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development highlights that“(t)he spread of information and communication technology and global interconnectedness has great potential to accelerate human progress, to bridge the digital divide and to develop knowledge societies…”.​

 


Case study – Switzerland

 

Sound Bite

"ICTs integrate and accelerate all three pillars of sustainable development – economic growth, social inclusion and environmental sustainability – as well as providing an innovative and effective means of implementation in today’s inter-connected world."

 
Houlin Zhao
Secretary-General, ITU
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