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: