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Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have a specific potential to be a game changer for all countries’ efforts to achieve sustainable development. There is increasing evidence that widespread access, transfer of, building capacity to utilize at the national level, and use of ICT can help eradicate poverty, accelerate the achievement of several of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), such as those aimed towards achieving gender equality, ensuring environmental sustainability and combating diseases.

Development cooperation beyond 2015 will have to increase and continue to support developing countries, with a special emphasis in poor and vulnerable communities facing sustainable development challenges, while mobilizing additional resources to address global challenges, such as climate change and managing global commons.
For such reasons, the Outcome Document of the Special Event to Follow-Up Efforts to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals held on September 25th of 2013 underscored the central role of a strengthened global partnership for development and the need to honor previous developmental commitments. This was further reinforced and elaborated in the resolution A/RES/68/204 adopted on December 2013, entitled Follow-up to the International Conference on Financing for Development.

Available: http://www.un.org/en/ga/president/68/settingthestage/4nssstcict.shtml 

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