Special SDG9 Session Co-hosted by International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Session 266

09:15–13:00, Thursday, 15 June 2017 Room 1, CICG Special Session

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Action-oriented partnership with country-level programming to make concrete contributions towards achieving SDG9

This session will look at a variety of themes linked with SDG9 to ensure collaborative action in achieving SDG9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure) and will include high-level participation from national governments, the private sector, UN agencies, civil society, standard bodies and academia. The sessions will cover the following themes through diverse session types (panel discussions, high-level interviews and moderated sessions).

·         New investment and strengthening partnerships for SDG9

·         Digital transformation for sustainable development

·         Preparing for the 4th industrial revolution

·         How to ensure success at the country-level

·         Achieving SDG9 – Essential steps for successful action

On April 25th 2017, ITU and UNIDO signed a Joint Declaration to collaborate on the advancement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, especially SDG9 on Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure. This is an action-oriented partnership that aims to build coalitions and drive collaboration that catalyse country-level programming that deliver concrete contributions towards achieving SDG9.  

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Session's link to WSIS Action Lines

  • AL C2 logo C2. Information and communication infrastructure
  • AL C4 logo C4. Capacity building
  • AL C7 e-Emp logo C7. ICT Applications: E-employment
  • AL C11 logo C11. International and regional cooperation

Session's link to Sustainable Development Process

  • Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure logo Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals logo Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development



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