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UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2017

The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development is convened under the theme of "Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world". The set of goals to be reviewed in depth will be the following, including Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, that will be considered each year:

Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

"We, the UN Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development , affirm our sincere belief in the vital role of broadband in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and for eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in today’s changing world. We urge attendees to the UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) to recognize the need for the global roll-out of broadband infrastructure, devices, applications and services to make progress towards achieving the SDGs."

A side-event co-organized by ITU and GeSI, titled "ICT for sustainable development: How digital solutions can drive progress towards the SDGs"​​, took place on 13 July. Panel discussions on how ICTs can catalyze achievement of the SDGs explored​​ the challenges and opportunities of using digital solutions to drive progress and generate meaningful​​​ impact in our societies.​ 

Find out more about this here, and here​