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Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway Master Plan 2019-2022

Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway concept was defined at the 1st meeting of the Working Group on the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway. The  AP-IS Master Plan identified the following four thematic pillars: (a) Physical infrastructure upgrade and interconnection; (b) Internet traffic management; (c) Building regional network resilience and (d) Promoting broadband access in underserved areas.

Recommendations for Implementation of Smart Sustainable City Information and Communication Technology Infrastructures in the APEC Region

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) has published the outcome of the workshop "Recommendations for Implementation of Smart Sustainable City (SSC) ICT infrastructures in the APEC Region".

To view the report, please visit:

https://www.apec.org/Publications/2020/04/Recommendations-for-Implementation-of-Smart-Sustainable-City.

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Digital Technologies for the SDGs

Digital technologies including information and communication technologies (ICT) for development are cutting across many sectors. Progress on certain SDGs can be traced and correlated with ICT progress, especially in monitoring SDG 9: Infrastructure, Industrialization and Innovation, SDG 4: Quality Education and SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being, which suggests that these may be the areas with the greatest potential for leveraging ICT for sustainable development.

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