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Bringing the goal of universal connectivity to the forefront of policy discussions.

Who We Are

The Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development is a public-private partnership fostering digital cooperation and developing actionable recommendations for achieving universal connectivity. 

Established in 2010 by ITU, UNESCO, H.E. President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, and Mr. Carlos Slim Helú of Mexico, our mission is to boost the importance of broadband on the international policy agenda and expand broadband access to every country. Today, the Commission is composed of around 50 Commissioners who represent a cross-cutting group of top CEO and industry leaders, senior policy-makers and government representatives, and experts from international agencies, academia and organizations concerned with development.

The Commission acts as a UN advocacy engine for the implementation of the UNSG’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperationleveraging the strength of our membership and collective expertise to advocate for meaningful, safe, secure, and sustainable broadband communications services that are reflective of human and children’s rights.


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