On 23 September, European Commission Vice-President and commissioner on the UN Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development UN Broadband, Andrus Ansip, presented the working group’s new report on digital entrepreneurship.

Photo of Vice President Ansip presenting the report on digital entrepreneurship at UN Broadband Commission

The report targets the challenges and opportunities for using digital entrepreneurship to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

It describes entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial ecosystems as four wheels that must be set in motion:

  • infrastructure and macro-economic fundamentals;
  • policy support;
  • e-commerce;
  • governance.

The study sets out a nine-point roadmap with targets and points of reflection for increasing the spread, reach and effectiveness of digital entrepreneurship to deliver lives that are healthier, wealthier, longer and more peaceful.

The Vice-President’s visit took place in the margins of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly where the European Union and the United Nations expressed their determination to further strengthen cooperation.

For more information

Statement by Vice-President Ansip at the UN Broadband Commission meeting in New York

UN press release: Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development advances efforts to connect the world’s nearly four billion “other half”

Report: Working Group Report Digital Entrepreneurship