BEREC is committed to implementing the Sustainable Development Goals

26 May 2020

Highlighting the importance of partnerships with other organisations and its commitment to implement the Sustainable Development goals (SDGs), BEREC Chair Dan Sjöblom joined the virtual roundtable at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Regional Development Forum for Europe. On 26 May 2020, the event provided the opportunity for high-level dialogue between the ITU and European decision-makers to discuss the regional projects, initiatives, partnerships contributing to the achievement of SDGs and the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Action Lines in Europe.

During the discussion, BEREC Chair highlighted that international cooperation allows closely follow the global trends in technology and changing business models, as well as to exchange information on  the cross-border and common issues. Dan Sjöblom also emphasized that during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the importance of inclusive access to internet for a range of issues such as health, education and the economy, has become evidently clear. Improving the access to and use of digital technologies is now, perhaps more than ever, key for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.