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Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development
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Guiding Theme of HLPF2021:

“Sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that promotes the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development: building an inclusive and effective path for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda in the context of the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development”

The HLPF in 2021 will also discuss Sustainable Development Goals: 1 no poverty, 2 zero hunger, 3 good health and well-being, 8 decent work and economic growth, 10 reduced inequalities, 12 responsible consumption and production, 13 climate action, 16 peace, justice and strong institutions, and 17 partnerships in depth. The Forum will consider the integrated, indivisible and interlinked nature of the SDGs.

General introduction:

The Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development was established in 2010 by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) with the aim of boosting the importance of broadband on the international policy agenda and expanding broadband access in every country as key to accelerating progress towards national and international development targets. The Commission is led by President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and Carlos Slim Helù of Mexico, and co-chaired by ITU's Secretary-General, Houlin Zhao and UNESCO’s Director-General, Audrey Azoulay. It comprises over 50 Commissioners who represent a cross-cutting group of top CEO and industry leaders, senior policy-makers and government representatives, and experts from international agencies, academia and organizations concerned with development.

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