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Sustainable Environment

global-goals.jpgIn September 2015, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was agreed at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit. This new framework for international cooperation to promote sustainable development between 2015 and 2030 is composed of 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 Targets. The new agenda, which succeeds the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs),  was defined through a Member State-led process with broad participation from major groups and civil society stakeholders. 

ICTs for SDGs

ICTs serve as catalysts for achieving all of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the UN Membership in 2015. Several of the SDGs are directly related to the environment and the climate.

ITU actively promotes the achievement of the SDGs through its work by linking and incorporating the SDGs into its strategies, and by aligning its activities and actions, accordingly. ITU highlights the role that ICTs will play in achieving the SDGs and environmental sustainability, through ICT projects and activities in the area of environmental protection. Through this, ITU directly contributes to the implementation of Goals 7, 12 and 13 of the SDGs.
Find out more information about ITU's Activities on the Sustainable Development Goals.

More information about the post-2015 development agenda and its process is available via the UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform.