Goal 5 - Partnership

Strengthen cooperation among the ITU membership and all other stakeholders in support of all ITU strategic goals

In order to facilitate the achievement of the above strategic goals, the Union recognizes the need to foster engagement and cooperation among governments, the private sector, civil society, intergovernmental and international organizations, and the academic and technical communities. The Union also recognizes the need to contribute to the global partnership to strengthen the role of telecommunication/ICTs as means of implementation of the WSIS Action Lines and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Target 5.1: By 2023, increased effective partnerships with stakeholders and cooperation with other organization and entities in the telecommunication/ICT environment

In modern society, innovation can come from any angle. But including new, and diverse stakeholders, and different points of view is a better way to ensure that social change is harnessed for the good, and that the most vulnerable members of society can be protected. The need for partnerships among different stakeholders was recognized in both the Millennium Development Goals and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Forming effective, cross-sectoral partnerships among different stakeholders will prove key to addressing the critical challenges facing humanity and the planet. ITU is committed to ensuring that partnerships and cooperation are more effective, as we address the challenges facing us head-on.