The Brussels Times
Interactive Online Debate
8 July @ 14h30 CET

The use of tech for a better world

How can new technology best be applied to advance UN development goals?

Organised by The Brussels Times with the support of Huawei

How can international organisations promote the use of technology in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals? Join our online event on 8 July to hear from the experts and get involved in the debate.

The latest progress report on the 17 goals, adopted by the UN in 2015 to end extreme poverty, violent conflict, and environmental destruction, highlights an urgent need to act. Progress has been patchy, and has even reversed in some areas, with climate change occurring much faster than anticipated, and inequality continuing to increase within and among countries.

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic could push tens of millions of people back into extreme poverty and hunger, and it risks reversing the progress that has been achieved in areas such as environmental protection.

Decisive international action is required to turn this situation around. How can international organisations help to drive and federate efforts? And how can we best make use of technology to achieve progress on all 17 goals?

Tune in to our livestream on 8 July to be a part of this important debate.

Representatives from international organisations and other experts will share insights on initiatives and strategies that can be used to harness the power of technology for peace, prosperity and sustainability.


8 July 2020


14h30 - 15h30 CET (Brussels Time)

Our high-level panel will include

Márton Herczeg

Head of Strategy & Impact at the European Institute of Innovation and Technology

Dorothy Gordon

Chair of the UNESCO Information For All Programme and Board Member of the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education

Ethel Tan

Policy Advisor for Technology and Regulatory Issues, OECD

Anusha Rahman Khan

Former ICT Minister of Pakistan and now Regional Advisor for East and South Asia at the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation

Abraham Liu

Chief Representative to the EU Institutions, HUAWEI


Dan Sobovitz

Founder of

Pauline Bock


Watch the discussion live and get involved. No registration is required. Have your questions answered by the speakers, submit your ideas to decision-makers, and participate in polls and debates in real-time.

The livestream will be available on this page on the day of the event.

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