ICT and sustainable development, the call of African leaders

In its annual report on Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility, Ericsson once again highlights the importance of ICT solutions and their full compliance with the sustainable development goals promoted by the United Nations. At the opening of the Conference of Ministers at the headquarters of the Economic Commission for Africa, the greatest political leaders also promote the inclusive and sustainable approach.

Between ICT and the sustainable development goals: the example set by Ericsson

The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) can meet all 17 of the sustainable development goals promoted by the United Nations, with all the potential to accelerate their implementation. It is highlighted in the 23rd annual report on Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility published by Ericsson, as stated by Hans Vestberg, its Chairman and CEO, and reported by It News Africa. It is no coincidence that at the forefront of the Swedish company’s efforts are the concepts of integrity and transparency, as confirmed by the fact that 99% of its active employees recognise the company’s Code of Ethics. Demonstrating its commitment to respecting human rights, Ericsson responds for the second consecutive year to the guidelines of the United Nations for the structuring of companies and human rights and continues to be the only ICT company to do so, with more than commendable practical consequences thanks to ICT solutions applied, for example, to smart networks and transportations.

The call of African leaders for development and economic transformation

Africa’s greatest political leaders attended the opening of the Conference of Ministers at the headquarters of the Economic Commission for Africa at Addis Abeba. “Our future is in our hands” declared the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Haile Mariam Desalegn. Together with him, also the Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo Augustin Matata Ponyo spoke about inclusive and sustainable development to address climate change and economic growth, reports It News Africa.