Through the ITU 2014 Plenipotentiary Conference Resolution 200 on 'Connect 2020 Agenda for global telecommunication/ICT development', ITU Member States committed to ensure the important role of ICTs as a key enabler and promotor to achieve the Post-2015 Development Agenda, and to acknowledge them as an important tool to achieve the overall SDGs. The SDGs seek to significantly increase access to information and communications technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020. This global agenda to shape the future of the ICT sector sets out the shared vision, goals and targets that Member States have committed to achieve by 2020 in collaboration with all stakeholders across the ICT ecosystem.
The framework's Goal 3 on "Sustainability: Manage challenges resulting from telecommunication/ICT development", highlights how the unprecedented growth in the global use of ICT-enabled applications, along with great benefits, has also resulted in a number of challenges that may endanger efforts to sustain the development of the ICT sector. Reducing the risks of the digital revolution while empowering more children to take advantage of its unprecedented opportunities to communicate, connect, share, learn, access information and express their opinions is one of the challenges.
Each organizations will contribute to the framework according to the activities already undertaken. The work and impact of regional and international initiatives(who already set in place monitoring and reporting mechanisms will reflected in this framework so that the international community has a global picture on the progress. This joint effort will serve as an umbrella framework for the global community to capture the global impact of the activities in this field. The overall framework is flexible and variable thus can be change in accordance with the evolvement of Child Online Protection issues.
The deadline for submissions is 12 February 2016
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The online youth consultations are held throughout the period between two successive meetings of the CWG-COP.
Members and other relevant stakeholders of the CWG-COP,
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