An event in the UN SDG Zone highlights the power of technology to solve major global challenges
NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® today announced technology as the new eighth pillar of the Human Security for All (HS4A) campaign. The announcement took place at an event on the main campus of the United Nations, co-sponsored by CTA, the World Academy of Arts and Science (WAAS) and the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security, during the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
"Technology is making our world a better place to live for literally billions of people, and we're just scratching the surface of what's possible," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CTA. "I am delighted to continue working with the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security and the World Academy of Arts and Sciences to advance the global HS4A campaign and showcase the innovations transforming our world, at CES 2024 and beyond."
The incorporation of technology as a pillar of human security (along with economic, environmental, food, health, political, personal and community security) reflects the power of technology as a tool to promote human security in all its dimensions. Access to technology improves the human experience. It is essential for development, allowing us to do more with less, address the world's most pressing challenges and close the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) investment gap.
These themes animated the UN event, which featured remarks from the UN Secretary-General's Envoy for Technology, Amandeep Singh Gill, as well as a panel discussion on the power of technology to address global challenges with Kinsey Fabrizio, Vice President senior CES and membership, CTA; Garry Jacobs, President and CEO of WAAS; and Megan Lee, president and CEO of Panasonic, moderated by CNN senior business writer Samantha Kelly. A recording of the event can be viewed via UN Web TV.
The connection between technology and human safety will be omnipresent throughout CES 2024, showcasing technology that addresses the world's biggest challenges through its exhibits, conference programming and innovation awards program.
About the Consumer Technology Association: As North America's largest technology trade association, CTA® is the technology sector. Our members are the world's leading innovators, from startups to global brands, and help support more than 18 million American jobs. CTA owns and produces CES®, the world's most powerful technology event. Find us at CTA.tech. Follow us @CTAtech.
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