Lessons Learned from the Usage of Digital Technologies for the Healthy Ageing in COVID-19 - CSocD59 Side Event
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01:17:41
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English
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The various significant usages of digital technologies are re-considered in the spread of the COVID -19 Pandemic since the beginning of last year. Under these critical circumstances, we will discuss the cross-functional paradigm usage of digital

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The various significant usages of digital technologies are re-considered in the spread of the COVID -19 Pandemic since the beginning of last year. Under these critical circumstances, we will discuss the cross-functional paradigm usage of digital technologies toward the achievement of UN'SDGs in pursuit of the well-being of all people, including the older persons who need the human rights on accomplishing Digital Transformation in growing ageing society. For the solution of UN'SDGs agendas such as healthy ageing and Social Inclusion, the world is paying attention to how technologies can contribute to the realization of a new normal society with coronavirus by the emergence of distractive digital technologies such as IoT, Big data, AI and so on.

In this regard, we will also aim at preparing the policy recommendations for the solution to the international community issues by lessons learned from world famous technology experts as speakers of Japan, US, China, Indonesia, Singapore, Russia, Italy and Thailand with the future prospects of the global digital silver (ageing) society. As one of major global issues, the effective usage of digital technologies is the key for social inclusion of all people to establish sustainable society with no one left behind. We are convinced that this side event of UN CSocD59 at 8:30 am of Feb.12, 2021 is timely and valuable

 The questions will be highlighted into four parts as follows:

- What can Digital Technology be beneficial for aging society?

- Why should Innovation put high priority for SDGs?

- How will AI accelerate social inclusion?

- Which stakeholders with technology will support to overcome COVID-19?

Historically, in 2016, the First United Nations CSD side event on Smart Aging co-sponsored by Waseda University ,UNCSD and the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications was held at the UN Headquarters in New York, and then in 2018,the Second UN CSD side event co-sponsored by the above same Institutions on issues of an Aging Society-Promotion of Employment of the ageing through Digital ICT Utilization", In 2020,the3rd UNCSD side event by the above same group was organized on "From Smart Home to Smart City" co- sponsored by Waseda University and UNCSD together with the Japanese government, Chinese government ,IAC and NGO Committee on Ageing was held, and it received a very high reputation worldwide.

In 2021 the role of digital is reconsidered in the spread of the new coronavirus infection. Under these circumstances, we will discuss the role of digital technology toward the achievement of SDGs in pursuit of the well-being of all people including the ageing, who have a large information gap. For the 17 items of SDGs solution such as aging and infectious disease problems, the world is paying attention to how it can contribute to the realization of a new society with the new normal by the emergence of advanced technologies such as IoT, big data, and AI. In this regard, this project is also a United Nations seminar aimed at discussing the realization of a solution to the international community's problems of ICT and DX and corona disasters by experts from around the world. In addition, seminar participants will discuss the ever-evolving field of information and communications and the optimal digital society while obtaining lessons from history, and prepare proposals on the future prospects of the digital field in the future at the United Nations.