Editors: Matthew Clark, Christine Vanoli, Angela Smith
International Telecommunication Union (ITU) News Magazine, 2017
Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have enormous potential to fast forward progress on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and improve people’s lives in fundamental ways. While we still have a long way to go – some 3.9 billion people are still unconnected to the Internet – we have made great strides. This special edition of ITU News Magazine highlights that progress. It lays out specific examples of how governments, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders are using ICTs to accelerate the achievement of SDGs, and it tells the stories of individuals whose lives have improved as a result.