PROMOTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE HUMAN CAPACITIES OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
IN THE AMERICAS
DIGITAL INCLUSION OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES, an effort of ITU-D since 2005.
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in a common effort with other institutions and organizations that support the rights of Indigenous Peoples, has carried out, since 2005, a series of interesting training programs for indigenous leaders, thus assisting the orientation given at the World Telecommunication Development Conference - WTDC (Istanbul 2002), which was reiterated in all subsequent WTDCs, and especially, by the mandates of the WTDC (Buenos Aires 2017), which established, among other things:
"the need to achieve the goal of digital inclusion, enabling universal, sustainable, ubiquitous and affordable access to ICTs for all, including indigenous peoples, and to facilitate accessibility of ICTs for all, in the framework of access to information and knowledge"
. This effort is made in order to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).