|13 July 2017ITU Press conferenceInformation and communication technologies (ICTs) are changing how the world
responds to humanity’s greatest challenges. Artificial intelligence, big data,
FinTech, eHealth, and digital connectivity are increasingly providing
individuals around the world with access to such vitally important resources as
employment opportunities, online banking and healthcare. United Nations leaders
are increasingly looking to ICTs to fast-forward efforts to achieve all 17 of
the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Join experts to hear their
perspectives and learn about real-time examples of how innovative technology is
being used for social good—timed to coincide with the High Level Political
Forum in New York City, during which progress on several SDGs is being assessed
and 44 countries will present their national voluntary reviews.|
The SDG Lab, ITU, UNICEF and WHO will present perspectives on and examples
of using innovative technologies to achieve the SDGs.
SDG Lab will highlight the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), taking place in
New York City, 10-19 July 2017, and the critical role of ICTs and ITU to
support the achievement of the SDGs.
UNICEF will present the latest information on how innovative tech is being used
to provide “children on the move” and those left behind by emergencies with
access to education.
WHO will present its newest eHealth for Africa initiative.
ITU will launch the timely report Fast-forward progress: Leveraging tech to
achieve the Global Goals, in which 27 UN and INGO heads share their
perspectives on how and why “ICTs for SDGs” is critical.
The press conference will be broadcast live on webtv.un.org
Nadia Isler, Head, SDG Lab Geneva
Sally Burnheim, Chief, Advocacy and Innovative Partnerships, UNICEF
Dr Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti, Regional Director for Africa, WHO
Phillipa Biggs, Senior Policy Analyst, ITUITU