2017 Jun. 15 09:00 AM
2017 Jun. 15 01:00 AM


Geneva, Switzerland


UNIDO and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU)

Special SDG9 Session at WSIS

UNIDO and ITU will be co-hosting a session on 15 June at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) to discuss how action-oriented partnerships with country-level programming can help make concrete contributions towards achieving SDG9.

This session will look at a variety of themes linked with SDG9 to ensure collaborative action in achieving SDG9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure) and will include high-level participation from national governments, the private sector, UN agencies, civil society, standard bodies and academia. The sessions will cover the following themes through diverse session types:

- New investment and strengthening partnerships for SDG9

- Digital transformation for sustainable development

- Preparing for the 4th industrial revolution

- How to ensure success at the country-level

- Achieving SDG9 – Essential steps for successful action

On April 25th 2017, ITU and UNIDO signed a Joint Declaration to collaborate on the advancement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, especially SDG9 on Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure (press release). This is an action-oriented partnership that aims to build coalitions and drive collaboration that catalyse country-level programming that deliver concrete contributions towards achieving SDG9.

Please see below for information related to this event:

- Special SDG9 session's agenda

- WSIS Forum website