High-level Panel on Sustainable Development addresses the relationship between digital transformation and the SDGs

The seventh edition of the High-level Panel on Sustainable Development (HLPF) was concluded on 19 July. The HLPF was convened by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) under the theme of ‘Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality’ between 9 July and 19 July 2019. The two week event was dedicated to the review of six SDGs, namely Goal 4, Goal 8. Goal 10, Goal 13, Goal 16 and Goal 17. A number of sessions were addressed the interlinkage between digital transformation and the realisation of the SDGs. Among other things. discussions explored the relationship between the youth and technology, ICTs and inclusiveness, the opportunities and challenges of the digital revolution as well as the role of data in ensuring decent work. 

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