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G20 ministers call for digitization for a solid recovery

The meeting, convened by Italy as current chair of the group of 20 most industrialized countries on the planet, ended with a final declaration inspired by the need to increase digitization to meet the main challenges of the period. post-pandemic.

the changing nature of skills; ethical principles and values ​​in research and higher education; A common understanding of digital spaces was a central theme of the document.

Delegates called for the development and sharing of best practices, both in research and in higher education, to foster the growth of a digitally educated workforce.

They also affirmed their commitment to continue working to define the ethical principles and values ​​necessary to shape inclusive, resilient and sustainable societies through open education and science initiatives.

They also recognized that international research cooperation is very important for the development of science and technology, while dealing with social and global changes that a country would not be able to cope with on its own.

In this regard, they welcomed the importance of the Recommendation on Science and Scientific Researchers, prepared by UNESCO, and the Recommendation on Access to Data for Publicly Funded Research, published by the Organization. for economic cooperation and development.

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