Digital Technologies for Sustainable Development

Lopes, Claudia A. and Erridge, Marcus, "Digital Technologies for Sustainable Development" in Human Rights Responsibilities in the Digital Age States, Companies and Individuals ed. Andrew, Jonathan and Bernard, Frédéric (London: Hart Publishing, 2021), 205-220.

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  • Author Lopes, Claudia A.
    Erridge, Marcus
    Book Editor Andrew, Jonathan
    Bernard, Frédéric
    Chapter Title Digital Technologies for Sustainable Development
    Book Title Human Rights Responsibilities in the Digital Age States, Companies and Individuals
    Publication Date 2021-08-20
    Place of Publication London
    Publisher Hart Publishing
    Start page 205
    End page 220
    Language eng
    Abstract The rise of new information and communication technologies (ICTs) has had a profound effect on areas where communication, access to information, learning, research and innovation play a key role in driving social and economic development. A broad definition of ICTs is a ‘set of activities that facilitate, by electronic means, the capturing, storage, processing, transmission and display of information’, encompassing traditional technologies, such as TV and radio broadcasting, and digital technologies, such as mobile phones, mobile internet and the internet of things. In September 2015, Member States of the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) and 169 targets contained in the 2030 Agenda constitute a transformative plan for people, planet, prosperity, partnerships and peace. Achieving the SDGs by 2030 depends in part on the universal adoption of ICT solutions, for example, in healthcare, financial inclusion, agriculture...
    Copyright Holder Bloomsbury Publishing
    Copyright Year 2021
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISBN 9781509938841
    DOI 10.5040/9781509938865
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