BUILD RESILIENT INFRASTRUCTURE, PROMOTE INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE INDUSTRIALIZATION AND FOSTER INNOVATION

Geneva is home to a variety of actors who work on all three dimensions of SDG 9 - industrialization, infrastructure and innovation - from technology development and dissemination to internet governance to patenting and intellectual property to making long term, sound infrastructure decisions.

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ITU’s research on #ICT4SDGs shows how information communication technologies can enable implementation of all 17 of the Sustainable Development Goals. It highlights examples from UN organizations for each goal.

The International Institute for Sustainable Development’s Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) Tool is an infrastructure budgeting tool that helps governments and investors assess the true costs–and risks–associated with infrastructure projects in order to make better and more sustainable decisions.

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Industry, innovation and infrastructure (SDG 9) can be powerful tools for economic development and growth (SDG 8) but it is crucial that they are developed in a way that is inclusive to vulnerable groups (SDG 10) and respects the planet (SDG 13, 14, 15).