Events
Role of Governments and All Stakeholders in Mobilizing ICTs for Sustainable Development
Start Date/Time:
Thursday, October 13, 2016 10:00 AM
End Date/Time:
Thursday, October 13, 2016 1:00 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Importance:
Normal Priority
Registration Type:
By Invitation
Location:
Description:

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM)) is organizing a side event of the Second Committee on “The Role of Governments and All Stakeholders in Mobilizing Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Sustainable Development”, on 13 October 2016 from 10 am to 1 pm.

 

For many, Information and Communication Technologies hold the key to realizing many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  Putting ICTs at the service of the SDGs requires engaging not only governments but also a wealth of other actors including the private sector and civil society.   A major effort is also required to bridge the digital divide that continues to exist between countries and people. This event will serve as a platform for participants to (i) reflect on how to mobilize all actors to put ICT in the service of the poor, (ii) exchange experiences and lessons on how Governments and other actors can mobilize ICT for realizing the SDGs; (iii) identify priority actions and possible approaches for the implementation of the outcome of WSIS+10 and the 2030 Agenda; (iv) exchange ideas on how to maximize the role and impact of public authorities in putting ICTs at the service of sustainable development. 

 

Participants will include delegations from Member States of the United Nations as well as representatives of civil society, the private sector and international organizations.  

 

Documents

Concept Note

Agenda

Biographies of Speakers

Summary

Photos
Final Report

Statements and Presentations

Opening Remarks by Ms. Marion Barthélemy (Acting Director, DPADM/UNDESA)

Presentation by Professor Vijay Modi (Columbia University)

Presentation by Dr. Dhesi Raja (AIME)

Presentation by Mr. Deepak Mishra (World Bank)

 *The views expressed in these papers/presentations are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations

News Coverage

Second Committee Highlights ICTs and Analog Complements

 

Role of Governments and Stakeholders in Mobilizing ICTs for Sustainable Development

 

Contact information

Substantive matters

 

Mr. Vincenzo Aquaro, Chief, e-Government Branch

Division for Public Administration and Development Management

United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

+1 917 367-4524

aquaro@un.org

 

Mr. Deniz Susar, Governance and Public Administration Officer

e-Government Branch

Division for Public Administration and Development Management

United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

+1 212 963-8421

susar@un.org

 

Administrative matters

 

Ms. Maria Stella Simpas, Programme Assistant

e-Government Branch

Division for Public Administration and Development Management

United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

+1 212 963-3896

simpas@un.org


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