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发展的数字鸿沟

斯托克霍姆—9月25日,全世界领导人将齐聚纽约,启动新的可持续发展目标(SDG)。SDG由17个目标(goal)和169个相关小目标(target)组成,它们是一系列政治谈判的结果,将为未来15年实现国际社会的最重要的大目标(objective)——“结束任何地区、任何形式的贫困”奠定基础。

SDG是高尚的,当然也非常宏大。但是,在这个科学和技术深刻变革的时代,它们仍显得非常传统。信息技术——本世纪的代表性社会和经济发展趋势——只是略有提及(在一个次级小目标中)。整套SDG中没有任何一处涉及到方兴未艾的连通性、信息和数据大爆炸在结束贫困方面可以起到怎样的革命性作用。

毫无疑问,信息技术对经济增长具有重大影响。政府、政客和跨政府组织必须利用好互联网的潜力,使服务于全球发展和个体赋权。

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