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UN targets equal access to technology for post-2015 goals

Reducing the global innovation gap to give poor countries equal access to technology will be vital to ensuring that the UN’s post-2015 development agenda is effective, its secretary-general has said.

In a draft synthesis report released on 4 December, Ban Ki-moon says that improving the technology capacity of the developing world by investing in fair-priced innovation is one of the most important measures needed for sustainable development. This should be promoted alongside adequate financing for development goals, and the provision of reliable data for policy decisions, he says.

The recommendations come in a report presented at an informal briefing to the UN assembly on 4 December, to outline how the UN can achieve its post-2015 development agenda.

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