Background decorative image


Seventeen Goals. Seventeen digital solutions.
2.6 billion reasons to connect the world.

How digital technologies can accelerate progress towards the SDGs.

17 September 2023
10:00 – 16:30 EST
ECOSOC Chamber, UN Headquarters, NY

In-person participation only.

SDG Digital was organised in conjunction with the 2023 SDG Summit hosted by the United Nations General Assembly to mark the mid-point on the road to 2030. SDG Digital took place within the SDG Action Weekend, where focus was given to bringing solutions for the SDGs to scale – including the launch of the UN High Impact Initiative on Digital Public Infrastructure.



Demonstrate how data and digital technologies can be leveraged to accelerate progress towards the SDGs and their targets, including by taking stock of the current situation, challenges, and opportunities. The outcome of this analysis is summarized in the SDG Digital Acceleration Agenda.


Showcase proven digital solutions with game-changing potential to accelerate progress on the SDGs, and country success stories which demonstrate key components of digital transformation at the national level.


Mobilize new commitments to expand universal, meaningful global connectivity through the Partner2Connect (P2C) initiative.


Catalyse transformative action and pathways to scale collaboration and better coordination of resources through recommendations and commitments of the UN High Impact Initiative on Digital Public Infrastructure.

Engage youth

Engage youth as both solution-providers and solution-partners to win the SDG race.


Introduce the SDG Digital GameChangers Award to honour individuals and organizations working towards rescuing the Global Goals through digital.


Photo of Doreen Bogdan-Martin, candidate

Doreen Bogdan-Martin

Secretary-General, ITU CV
Photo of Achim Steiner, candidate

Achim Steiner

Administrator, UNDP CV
Photo of H.E. Paul Kagame, candidate

H.E. Paul Kagame

President of Rwanda CV
Photo of Brad Smith, candidate

Brad Smith

Vice-Chair and President of Microsoft, SDG Advocate CV