UNGIS Focus 2020-2021

UNGIS Activities for the Year: 2020-2021

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Chair: UNCTAD

Vice-Chairs: ITU, UNDP, UNESCAP, UNESCO

  • Annual meeting at WSIS Forum 2021
    • High-Level Breakfast Meeting
    • Working Level Meeting
  • High-Level Political Forum 2020
    • UNGIS Input to the United Nations High-level Political Forum 2020
    • UNGIS side event

UNGIS Side Event @ HLPF 2020

Information and Communication Technologies and Digital Transformation for Building Back Better and Accelerating SDG Achievement

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“Implementation of the WSIS Action Lines in Covid-19 Response and SDG Decade of Action”

15 July 16:00-17:00 Geneva time (CEST)

The Covid-19 pandemic highlighted the vital role of ICTs in responding to crisis --- in enabling governments to maintain critical functions and operations, enabling and sustaining delivery of essential services, ensuring flow of reliable information, enabling business continuity across sectors (not least through remote work, telemedicine, e-education), and maintain social connectedness and cohesion. As countries and communities continue to respond to the pandemic and start to rebuild from its serious impact, digital capacities will be among the critical pillars for quick recovery and for accelerating progress towards 2030.

This session will focus on the strategic ways governments and partners leveraged ICTs during the pandemic, raising key challenges and gaps; and, exploring ways forward for recovery and building back better, identifying digital capacities to prioritize based on needs on the ground, and the synergies necessary to support those.

UNGIS Side Event @ HLPF 2019

Fostering Digital Transformation and Global Partnerships for SDG Achievement

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UNGIS organised a Side Event at the High-Level Political Forum 2019 titled: Fostering Digital Transformation and Global Partnerships for SDG Achievement [Aligning WSIS process with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development]. UNGIS organised this side event to 1) enhance understanding of digital transformation as a sustainable development imperative; 2) rally stakeholders on the need for greater cooperation to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); and, 3) to convey UNGIS readiness as an interagency mechanism for delivering coordinated support to Member States.

UNGIS Focus 2019-2020

UNGIS Activities for the Year: 2019-2020

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Chair: ITU, UNDP

Vice-Chairs: UNESCO, UNCTAD, UNECE