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Fast-Forward Progress

Leveraging Tech to Achieve the Global Goals: ICT4SDG

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This Report was written as a collaborative effort between 29 UN programmes, specialized agencies and international organizations. It draws on the personal insights from a range of leaders of UN organizations and World Wildlife International.

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SDG8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth

Ever since we invented the wheel, human beings have had reason to celebrate new technology. That is certainly also the case with ICTs, which have transformed our economies and societies, indeed our world, over the past few decades. Just think of the Internet and mobile phones – in less than a generation, the worldwide web and the global reach of 4.7 billion mobile phone subscribers have revolutionized the way we live and work, creating what the UN has dubbed the ‘Information Society’ – a society of globalized interdependence.

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