Dubai, United Arab Emirates

29 October 2018

Secretary-General's video message to the 20th Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU)

I am pleased to greet this important gathering.
 
Your meeting will set the International Telecommunication Union’s path for the next four years as we strive together to build a more sustainable and inclusive digital economy for generations to come.
 
We face a crucial challenge: harnessing the benefits of new technologies for all, while safeguarding against the risks from their misuse.
 
Digital technologies have a crucial role to play in accelerating progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.
 
I recently established a High-Level Panel to help advance digital cooperation across the globe, as well as across disciplines and stakeholder groups. 
 
Together, we can nurture a digital future that is safe and beneficial for all.
 
Thank you.