The UN’s 2030 Agenda represented a milestone towards global sustainable development. We call on countries to work with stakeholders to strive towards its implementation in accordance with national circumstances.
We will strive to ensure that all our citizens are digitally connected by 2025 and especially welcome infrastructure development in low-income countries. We will promote digital literacy and digital skills in all forms of education and life-long learning.
We welcome the newly launched initiative “#eSkills4Girls” to promote opportunities and equal participation for women and girls in the digital economy, in particular in low income and developing countries.
We are making progress in achieving our 2014 Brisbane commitment to reduce the gender gap in labour force participation by 25 per cent by 2025, but agree that more needs to be done.
We welcome the launch of the Women Entrepreneurs Financing Initiative (We-Fi), housed at the World Bank Group. We-Fi will give women increased access to capital, markets and technical assistance.
In order to achieve food security, we are committed to increase agricultural productivity and resilience in a sustainable manner, while aiming to protect, manage and use efficiently water and water-related ecosystems. In order to harness the potential of information and communication technology (ICT), we stress the need for strengthened cooperation on ICT in agriculture.
We remain committed to fighting corruption, including through practical international cooperation and technical assistance, and will continue to fully implement the G20 Anti-Corruption Action Plan 2017–18.