Global connectivity through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have received support in the form of financial, strategic, and operational commitments from United Nations member states, the private sector, international organizations, and philanthropic foundations, aimed at reinvigorating progress towards these goals.
The information was convened by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) at U.N. Headquarters.
In remarks at the SDG Digital opening, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, said the inauguration of the technology will transform and bring solutions to many. “Digital technologies, when used safely and responsibly, can be catalysts of economic, social and societal transformation by creating efficiencies at scale and expanding the reach of existing solutions to support more people” she said.
ITU Secretary, General Doreen Bogdan-Martin, also emphasized on how exciting the future is with support from individuals who believe in the initiative “We are grateful to all those who are dedicating resources to the urgent mission of connecting the world. Together we can build a future where everyone, everywhere, can be part of a safe, inclusive and sustainable digital world” she added.
ITU disclosed that the commitments came from the Global Satellite Operators Association (GSOA), Google, Microsoft, Millicom, Telenor, ZTE, the Republic of Korea, and the Government of Saudi Arabia