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The Role of ICT in the Proposed Urban Sustainable Development Goal and the New Urban Agenda
As the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire in 2015, an international process is underway to define the Post-2015 Development Agenda. This process involves a wide range of stakeholders, and has spanned several years.
The Rio+20 outcome document, The future we want, mandated an Open Working Group to develop a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as a successor to the MDGs. On 19 July 2014, the Open Working Group published its final proposal which includes 17 proposed goals.
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are increasingly recognized as an integral part of the SDG process.This paper provides a discussion of the potential role of ICTs in the forthcoming new urban agenda and post-2015 development agenda.