The participants to the IoT Week 2017 conference in Geneva have adopted by acclamation the International Declaration on the Internet of Things for Sustainable Development. It presents a vision and a strategy for leveraging the Internet of things to support the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the UN and the international community. It intends to pave the way to a closer collaboration between the international community of experts and researchers in the Internet of Things and the UN systems to turn sustainable development into a reality.
This Declaration has been prepared by the ITU and the IoT Forum through a six months process, including open consultations. Anyone had the possibility to submit ideas and proposals for consideration through the conference website on each one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. A first draft has been elaborated by an editorial committee gathering the ITU and the IoT Forum and submitted to over 200 experts from the IoT community and from the UN system. On the base of the comments received, a revised draft has been published before the conference and a set of dedicated sessions on IoT and sustainable development has been organized during the conference in order to collect final fine tuning inputs. Finally, the Declaration has been approved by acclamation at the end of the conference, on June 9 2017.
The Declaration will be followed up by the community, including through the future editions of the IoT Week.
Text of the Declaration: