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The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) concluded today with a consensus highlighting the importance of the rule of law and global cooperation to ensure a safe cyberspace.
Representatives from a broad range of interests, from governments to technology companies, focused on efforts to promote “digital growth” while overcoming many of the abuses of the internet as the thirteenth Internet Governance Forum opened today in Paris.
Internet Governance Forum Set to Explore Pathways to Harness New Technologies for Broader Prosperity
More than 3,000 participants, including high-level government officials, civil society leaders, private sector and internet policy experts, will gather in Paris, France, from 12 - 14 November to discuss international cooperation around issues such as fake news, the spread of disinformation, cybersecurity and privacy, big data, the Internet of Things, and their effects on society.
Goal 13 calls for urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. It is intrinsically linked to all 16 of the other Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. To address climate change, countries adopted the Paris Agreement to limit global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius.
In a call for concrete policy pledges from governments across the world to tackle the problem, the UN health agency reports that more than nine in 10 youngsters breathe air that is so polluted, “it puts their health and development at serious risk”.
Reuters, in collaboration with the Business Debate and the United Nations, have created a documentary series of thought leadership films to showcase how global businesses are embedding the principles of sustainability in support of the 2030 Agenda. Introducing each film are UN leaders, experts and advocates.
Youth 2030: The United Nations Youth Strategy envisions a world in which the human rights of every young person are realized so they can achieve their full potential to advance sustainable development and peace.
The United Nations announced today the launch of the SDG Media Compact, an initiative marking a new drive to advance awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
On 24-28 September the UN is organizing an SDG Media Zone that will showcase the change-making initiatives and innovative approaches to achieving the Goals.