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SDG 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies





Effective and inclusive societies as well as sustainable economic development rely on good governance and access to basic services such as a reliable electricity supply, public lighting, clean water, education, information, security and cyber security.


16.6 Effective, accountable and transparent institutions

IEC work helps increase efficiency and effectiveness of public services through modern computing hardware, information and communication technology, secure online services and databases, internet access and online education. IEC International Standards also provide developing countries with access to
state-of-the-art know-how and expertise that can be imbedded in effective regulations.

16.8 Broaden and strengthen participation of developing countries in
institutions of global governance

Developing countries can participate without the financial burden of membership in the IEC Affiliate Country Programme, which also provides them with the opportunity to adopt up to 400 IEC International Standards for national use and get involved in the IEC CA Systems. Developing countries can comment
on institutions on standards and share their needs globally.



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