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Countries Discuss Digital Tech, Sustainable Development at "Connected for Shared Prosperity" Forum

 Governmental ministers from multiple countries gathered today at the Connected for Shared Prosperity forum hosted by Huawei, GSMA, the Center for Environmental Economic Studies at Fudan University, and The Paper with the support of UNESCO as part of the lead-up to MWC Shanghai 2021.

Shared with participants the important role

Shared with participants the important role

Shared with participants the important role of digital technology in sustainable development

Spanish Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism María Reyes Maroto, Portuguese Minister of Infrastructure and Housing Pedro Nuno Santos, Hungarian Minister of Innovation and Technology László Palkovics, Malaysian Minister of Communications and Multimedia Dato' Saifuddin bin Abdullah, and the Thai Secretary-General of the National Digital Economy and Society Commission Vunnaporn Devahastin all spoke at the event. All speakers agreed that the global economic recovery is increasing instep with greater enforcement of pandemic control measures. They also agreed that reductions in emissions, more jobs, and more initiatives in facilitating prosperity are needed to attain the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030 and the Paris Agreement's long-term goals. Multiple speakers identified digital technologies and global collaboration as essential in this process.

Huawei Senior Vice President and Director of the Board Catherine Chen also delivered a keynote speech at the forum. She stated Huawei's belief that the ultimate goal of technology is to benefit all humans, and that digital technologies can facilitate the UN SDGs. She called on enterprises to take firm action to use technology to create more value for the world as a whole.https://www.huawei.com/en/news/2021/2/sustainable-connect-technology

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