UN Social Development Network: Join the e-Discussion on Innovation and Technology

As part of promoting the 20th Anniversary of the 1995 World Summit for Social Development and the adoption of the Copenhagen Declaration and Programme of Action, The UNDESA Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) launched a yearlong campaign called “For Inclusion. For Equality. For People”. The campaign, which is part of the wider “2015 Time for Global Action” campaign, aims to highlight the importance of unity and the need to put people at the centre of the development agenda, leaving no on behind.


To promote this month’s theme on “Innovation and Technology”, UNDESA DSPD has launched an e-discussion on “How could the international community facilitate knowledge sharing and access to new technologies and innovation to all social groups, including youth, older persons, persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples, as well as vulnerable groups such as people living in rural and remote areas and people living in poverty?”.


The objective of the discussion is to show how innovation and technologies can provide an essential enabling environment for empowerment of all, especially people living in vulnerable situations. In order to bridge the digital divide, we need to ensure that no one is left behind and all people benefit from new technologies to improve their lives.


Your responses will help UNDESA DSPD review the role of Innovation and Technology in the post-2015 Development Agenda with a focus on the social dimensions of sustainable development. Also, your responses might be featured in our website and social media platforms! The e-Discussion will take place from 11 March to 31 March.  For more information please click here.