Update: G20 Engagement Group Dialogue on Digitalisation – Joint Declaration Issued

13.06.2017

Following a G20 engagement group meeting in Berlin on international challenges of rapid digitalisation, representatives from Business20, Think20 and Women20 have now published a joint G20 engagement partners statement on ‘Ensuring Inclusiveness in a Digitalized World’. The statement was facilitated by the Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD) and summarizes joint recommendations on the following topics:

  • Enhancing the access and availability of affordable internet
  • Advancing digital skills and literacy
  • Closing the digital gender divide
  • Ensuring open internet for all
  • Cooperating to improve cyber security
  • Enabling digital trade
  • Advancing digital health
  • Strengthening responsible and sustainable approaches to digitalization
  • Enabling dialogue with G20 engagement groups

The statement concludes with a call for the G20 to take concrete and ambitious steps to ensure that the way digitalization is transforming societies, economies and individual lives will empower everyone.