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Committee on Information and Communications Technology, Science, Technology and Innovation, Third Session (Virtual Meeting)

The Committee on Information and Communications Technology, Science, Technology and Innovation, Third Session was held at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok from 19 to 20 August 2020. The Committee session was held virtually via videoconference on 19 and 20 August 2020. Bangkok-based representatives from member States and international organizations were welcome to participate in person at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok.

SPECA Working Group on Innovation and Technology for Sustainable Development

The Working Group on Innovation and Technology for Sustainable Development (WG on ITSD) is a subsidiary body under the UN Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA), comprising senior policymakers, researchers, decision-makers, and implementers from the SPECA countries responsible for developing guidance and finding practical solutions to problems identified by the countries.

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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