The State of Qatar has affirmed that it attaches great importance to benefiting from and investing in the enormous potential offered by information and communication technology, and considers it an essential element to move forward towards achieving sustainable development.
This came in a statement by Dr. Hind bint Abdulrahman Al-Muftah, Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations Office in Geneva, during the celebration of the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, with a focus this year on “Empowering the Least Developed Countries through Information and Communication Technology.”
Her Excellency pointed out that the strategy of the State of Qatar and its projects for digital inclusion will contribute, by raising the level of basic digital skills for all, to many of the sustainable development goals of the United Nations, stressing the keenness of the State of Qatar to promote the use of technology in the implementation of most of its economic, social, environmental and development programmes, and to establish societies sustainable.
She stressed that Qatar’s support for the development plan for the least developed countries was and will always remain constant, adding: “Hosting the Fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries last March constituted another great opportunity to renew global solidarity with the least developed countries,” pointing out that the second pillar of the program of action Doha, associated with this conference, focuses on leveraging the power of science, technology and innovation to combat multidimensional weaknesses and achieve sustainable development goals, and presents concrete proposals to access modern technologies for sustainable development, to support the efforts of least developed countries to significantly improve their capabilities to achieve digital development.
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