The role of digital technologies in helping to achieve the SDGs gains prominence at the G20 Bali summit

On 15-16 November 2022, G20 members gathered at the 17th G20 Heads of State and Government Summit in Bali. As usual, at the end of the event, the leaders released a declaration. The document consists of 52 paragraphs and repeatedly underscores the importance of accelerating digital transformation to achieve the SDGs.

Members recognise the key role that digital technologies play in building a resilient and sustainable food system and agriculture. They pledge to support the adoption of innovative practices and technologies – including digital – in this sector to increase productivity in harmony with nature and ensure its sustainability.

Overall, the statement adopts an ambitious tone towards sustainable actions and the commitment to a more inclusive, human-centric, empowering, and sustainable advancement of digital transformation.