Partner2Connect rallies commitments for connectivity

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) kicked off the P2C Online Pledging Platform and an action framework to advance universal connectivity and digital transformation​. The P2C aims at mobilising resources to transform societies, promote sustainable digital technology uptake and ensure meaningful connectivity for everyone. To this aim, the P2C Online Pledging Platform is set to receive pledges and commitments from across the government, business, civil society, and academic sectors to drive digital transformation all over the world. ‘In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, ITU has redoubled its efforts to help countries around the world expand connectivity, to reach communities where connectivity remains too fragmented or unreliable to offer meaningful benefits. The Partner2Connect Coalition reflects these efforts, helping put new and emerging technologies truly at the service of humanity and sustainable development,’ highlighted ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao.