Internet, a "fundamental tool" for sustainable development

Lenni Montiel. UN Photo/Kim Haughton

Governments seeking to implement public policy initiatives and new globally agreed development goals have a "fundamental tool" that can help them: the Internet.

That's according to Lenni Montiel, Assistant Secretary-General in the UN's Department of Economic and Social Affairs, who's making the case ahead of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) which opens on Tuesday in Brazil.

This is the 10th annual meeting of the IGF and sessions will look at issues such as cybersecurity and access to information, but also the link between the Internet and sustainable development.

Dianne Penn has been speaking with Mr Montiel.

Duration: 4’17″

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