Video Message by UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova for WSIS Forum 2017
Welcome to the 2017 World Summit on the Information Society Forum (WSIS).
New technologies are changing the way we communicate, exchange, learn, create and share knowledge, laying the foundations for more inclusive knowledge societies.
We must ensure the digital revolution is a development revolution everywhere.
We must prevent new divides from emerging, especially for girls and women, and craft new ways to tackle all challenges, to build together a more just and sustainable future for all.
This is the goal of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. No one should be left behind. And this means making the most of new technologies to include all voices, to ensure universal access to information and knowledge, to bolster quality education for everyone – especially girls and women, especially the most marginalized.
This is UNESCO’s message to the 2017 World Summit on the Information Society Forum. And I thank you all for your support.