“The key to achieving sustainable development goals is embracing.”
Co-chair Ban made the remarks during the 20th World Knowledge Forum under the theme of ‘Knowledge Revolution 5.0 – Perspicacity Towards Prosperity for All’ on September 26 in Seoul.
At this event, Co-chair Ban Ki-moon said,
“In the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), embracing is an important pillar.
The SDGs will not make any progress unless we embrace women, children, the disabled, refugees and other underprivileged people.”
Emphasizing the fact that there is a digital disparity where more than a half of world’s population does not have access to the Internet at this moment, Co-chair Ban said,
“Now, new technological approaches are taking place in an inclusive manner, and the government will have to innovate to achieve SDGs through public investment and research and development,”
The World Knowledge Forum, the one of largest annual business forum in Asia hosted by South Korea’s business media Maekyung Media Group, celebrated its 20th year conference starting from September 25th to September 27th in central Seoul, with a mission to bring unity to the growingly fractured and protectionist world.
More than 250 leaders from political, economic, business and technology sectors are taking part at this year’s forum that will run under the theme of “Perspicacity towards Prosperity for All.”
This year, including Steven Chen, Co-Founder of YouTube, Donald Johnston, the 4th Secretary-General of OECD, and Esko Aho, the 37th PM of Finland, other prominent delegates from WTO, the US State Department, JP Morgan, Samsung, Alibaba, and global universities such as Oxford University, Harvard and Stanford University attended the Forum.
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