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Global Goals for Sustainable Development

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    ITC contributes directly to 10 Global Goals for Sustainable Development in the following ways.

    GOAL 1


    • Reduce proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty.
    • Create sound policy frameworks based on pro-poor and gender-sensitive development strategies.
    GOAL 2


    • Double productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers, in particular women.
    • Provide access to knowledge, markets and opportunities for value addition.
    • Ensure sustainable food production systems.
    GOAL 4


    • Ensure youth and adults have relevant skills for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship.
    GOAL 5


    • Ensure women’s full and effective participation in business and trade and equal opportunities.
    • Support women’s equal rights to economic resources.
    • Enhance use of enabling technology to promote the empowerment of women.
    GOAL 8


    • Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation.
    • Promote policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation.
    • Encourage formalization and growth of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.
    • Implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products.
    • Increase Aid for Trade support.

    GOAL 9


    • Ensure a conducive policy environment for industrial diversification and value addition.
    • Increase access of SMEs to financial services and integration into value chains and markets.
    GOAL 10


    • Achieve income growth of the bottom 40%.
    • Implement special and differential treatment for developing countries, in particular least developed countries, in accordance with WTO agreements.
    GOAL 12


    • Achieve sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources.
    • Support companies in adopting sustainable practices and integrating sustainability information into their reporting cycles.
    GOAL 13


    • Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning.
    GOAL 16

    GOAL 16

    • Support effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels.
    • Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making.
    • Ensure participation of developing countries in the institutions of global governance.
    GOAL 17

    GOAL 17

    • Ensure a universal, rules-based, open, non-discriminatory and equitable multilateral trading system under the WTO.
    • Support significantly increased exports of developing countries, doubling the least developed countries’ share of global exports by 2020.
    • Realize timely implementation of duty-free and quota-free market access on a lasting basis for all least developed countries.
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