Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development

The Fall Session of the ITU/UNESCO Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development will be hosted at the Yale University Club of New York City on 16-17 September. The focus will be on the role of broadband policy in bridging the digital divide, and enabling infrastructure for digital entrepreneurship that supports inclusive growth. A new report of the Working Group on Education, co-chaired by Ms Irina Bokova, UNESCO's Director-General, will be finalized on 30 August and presented to the Commission on 16 September.
The Broadband Commission is co-chaired by President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and Mr Carlos Slim of Mexico. The vice co-chairs are Irina Bokova and Secretary-General Houlin Zhao of ITU. ITU and UNESCO jointly established the BB Commission in 2010 with an aim to expand broadband access in every country — at all stages of development — to support achievement of the internationally agreed Development Goals. The Commissioners are CEOs and industry leaders, senior policy-makers and government representatives, international agencies, academics and organizations concerned with development. At present, there are around 45-50 Commissioners.


Type of Event Consultative Meeting
Start 16.09.2017 06:30 local time
End 17.09.2017 13:30 local time
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Focal point Banerjee, Indrajit
Contact Joe Hironaka (
Country United States of America
City New York
Venue Yale Club, New York
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Major Programme
Language of Event English
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