New York, 19 September 2016 – The Sustainable Development Goals cannot be achieved without affordable and universal access to ICTs and broadband connectivity, according to members of the Broadband Commission who met on 18 September for the annual Commission meeting, held on the eve of the opening of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly.
November 2016: The Broadband Commission held its annual meeting on September 18 in New York alongside the 71st session of the UN General Assembly. More than 40 Commissioners and Special Guests discussed two specific challenges during this year’s meeting: firstly, how broadband can support the equitable provision of health and education in all countries and secondly, how to achieve the investment levels required for the rollout of global broadband infrastructure that connects everyone, everywhere.
August 2016: The Broadband Commission urged policymakers, the private sector and other partners to make deployment of broadband infrastructure a top priority in strategies to accelerate global development and progress towards the SDGs, in statement directed at key decision-makers at the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF)….
June 2016: President Barack Obama has issued an Executive Order on 24 June that institutionalizes the Global Connect Initiative for the next 5 years, led by U.S. Department of State – Ms Catherine A. Novelli, Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment and the Broadband Commissioner...