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            This  publication  on “Connecting  cities  and  communities  with the  SDGs"  has  been  developed  within  the
            framework of the United for Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC) initiative. This publication provides an overview
            of  how  cities  can  use  information  and  communication  technologies  (ICTs)  to  achieve  the  Sustainable
            Development Goals (SDGs). It also maps the case studies to the various international agreements as well as
            the SDGs.

            This publication has been researched and written by John Smiciklas (BOMA Canada), Mythili Menon (ITU),
            Domenica Carriero (UNECE), Vimal Wakhlu (ITU-APT Foundation), Okan Geray (Smart Dubai Office), Hanna
            Vartto (South Pole Group), Austin Stankus (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO),
            Hazem Galal (PricewaterhouseCoopers-PwC) and Hamda Bin Demaithan (Dubai Data Establishment).

            The authors wish to thank the U4SSC management team, Gloria Placer Maruri and Nasser Al Marzouqi (U4SSC
            Co-chairmen) and Victoria Sukenik and Paolo Gemma (U4SSC Vice-chairmen) for their respective assistance
            and contributions.

            The  authors  also  wish  to  extend  their  gratitude  to  the  contributing  organizations  along  with  their
            representatives: Oliver Hillel from the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Lucy Winchester and Vera
            Kiss from the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Simone Borelli from the
            Food  and  Agriculture  Organization  (FAO),  Cristina  Bueti  and  Reyna  Ubeda  from  the  International
            Telecommunication Union (ITU), Iryna Usava from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP),
            James Murombedzi from the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Ivonne Higuero from
            the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), Guilherme Canela from the Regional Bureau
            for Sciences in Latin America and the Caribbean of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
            Organization  (UNESCO),  Martina  Otto  and  Garrigan  Curt  from  United  Nations  Environment  (UN
            Environment), Maria Atkinson Am and Gary Pivo from the United Nations Environment Programme Finance
            Initiative (UNEP-FI), Motsomi Maletjane from the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change
            (UNFCCC), Andre Dzikus, Tania Lim, Jean Yves and Robert Lewis from the United Nations Human Settlements
            Programme (UN-Habitat), Pradeep Monga, Toni Lim and Katarina Barunica from the United Nations Industrial
            Development Organization (UNIDO), Nuno Lopes, Soumaya Ben Dhaou and Morten Meyerhoff Nielsen from
            the United Nations University – Operating Unit on Policy-Driven Electronic Governance (UNU-EGOV), and
            Alexander Baklanov from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

            The opinions expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the
            views of their respective organizations or members.

             © CBD, ECLAC, FAO, ITU, UNDP, UNECA, UNECE, UNESCO, UN Environment, UNEP-FI, UNFCCC, UN-Habitat,
                                              UNIDO, UNU-EGOV, and WMO.


            978-92-61-25361-5  (Paper version)
            978-92-61-25371-4  (Electronic version)

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