Briefing paper: How the IEC helps achieve the SDGs – en

SDGs are perhaps the most impactful undertaking for global good in the 21st century and an opportunity to leave a better world for future generations.

Building upon the knowledge and expertise of its membership, the IEC provides a framework necessary for the development of global technologies. It ensures the safety, performance and sustainability of electrical, electronic and information technologies that underpin all SDGs. With its consensusbased approach, the IEC reflects the needs of countries across the world.


Presentation: IEC and SDGs February 2020 icons

All sustainable development goals rely on electricity. Electric power is the golden thread that alleviates poverty and hunger, increases access to healthcare, education, clean water and light after dark. It facilitates daily chores and allows women to contribute differently to local economies, increasing their status. IEC work is behind the scene but essential. It is technology focused and only few IEC Standards can be directly attributed to a single SDG. This presentation outlines where and how the IEC contributes to SDGs. Rather than text, it uses clear icons for faster communication.


Briefing paper: IEC and Sustainable Development Goals (A5) – en

This brochure provides a detailed overview of IEC work relating to all the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is a companion to the presentation: IEC and SDGs.

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