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Health and welfare

Digital technologies can facilitate access to health services and information and improve diagnostic and treatment services for maternal, newborn, child and adolescent physical and mental health and nutrition.

They also offer significant opportunities for reaching children in disadvantaged or vulnerable situations or in remote communities.


  • Ansicht: Kluge Ideen für ein Internet, das wir wollen

    Wise words for an Internet we want

    Jutta Croll, SDC

    On Thursday evening the 18th Internet Governance Forum was closed and the baton was handed over to Saudi-Arabia where the 19th edition of the Forum shall be held in Ryad in November 2024.

  • Ansicht: Vertrauen ist entscheidend

    Trust is essential

    Jutta Croll, Marlene Fasolt & Torsten Krause, SDC

    The role of artificial intelligence plays a major role in many events of the Internet Governance Forum 2023, but also in the corridors of the Congress Centre in Kyoto and in discussions during breaks. Common to these conversations are, on the one hand, the great expectations and hopes associated with the technologies.

  • Ansicht: Umfrage zum Schutz von Kindern

    Survey on the protection of children

    Torsten Krause, SDC

    The UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) are jointly conducting an online-based survey on the protection of children from violence.

  • Ansicht: Digitale Nachhaltigkeit im Fokus

    Focus on digital sustainability

    Torsten Krause, SDC

    In mid-September, the Internet Governance Forum Germany (IGF-D) will take place for the 14th time.

  • Ansicht: Kinderrecht auf eine gesunde Umwelt

    Children's right to a healthy environment

    Torsten Krause, SDC

    The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has issued a new General Comment. This is dedicated to considering children's rights in the context of matters of sustainability, environmental protection and climate change.

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