Accelerating progress on the SDGs through Information and Communication Technologies and WSIS Action Lines

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Accelerating progress on the SDGs through Information and Communication Technologies and WSIS Action Lines   26 October 2020, 10:00-11:00 ET/15:00-16:00 CET 
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are progressing rapidly and affecting people’s daily lives in the digital era. To an unprecedented extent during the COVID-19 pandemic, the role of ICTs has been critical in responding to crisis. The importance of ICTs is specifically recognized in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as a crucial enabler in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and as a catalyst for development. This session will focus on the WSIS Action Lines and the alignment of the WSIS and SDGs processes, including WSIS Forum, WSIS Stocktaking, WSIS Prizes, and WSIS TalkX to name a few. Reflecting the true spirit of the WSIS Forum, which is about collaboration and partnership, this session will also highlight the importance of global partnerships towards leveraging ICTs as critical drivers of development. This echoes the aspiration of World Development Information Day, which this session marks, that called for a stronger international cooperation to solve global development issues, in which ICTs can be used as transformative solutions in fostering sustainable development.   Register for this webinar:  REGISTER  
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WSIS PRIZES 2021   With the objective to inspire and advance sustainable development through the effective use of ICTs, WSIS Stakeholders are encouraged to nominate their ICT-related projects and initiatives for the annual WSIS Prizes contest.  LEARN MORE