High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development- Virtual Event at the United Nations: Pathways towards Universal Access to Resilient Connectivity in the LDCs and Landlocked Countries, President ECOSF joined in
A virtual side event was held during the High-level Political Forum (#HLPF2020) on Sustainable Development entitled; “Pathways towards Universal Access to Resilient Connectivity in the LDCs and Landlocked Countries” on July 9, 2020. The virtual side event was organized by the UN Broadband Commission to highlight the significance of access to the broadband - and its importance during the current global crises like COVID-19.
The session highlighted best practices of public-private partnership and digital cooperation to enable connectivity for the most vulnerable populations and with emphasis on the specific needs of LDCs and landlocked countries. President ECOSF Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro participated in the webinar.
During the webinar, Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau, Doreen Bogdan-Martin (ITU) gave her opening remarks, while ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao (ITU) was the keynote speaker. In addition, Moez Chakchouk (UNESCO), Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu (UNOHRLLS) and Patrick Nyirishema (Regulator, Rwanda) were amongst the panelists.