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STI Forum 2019 – Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs –
May 14 - May 15
The annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum) is a part of the Technology Facilitation Mechanism mandated by the 2030 Agenda and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. It is expected to “provide a venue for facilitating interaction, matchmaking and the establishment of networks between relevant stakeholders and multi-stakeholder partnerships in order to identify and examine technology needs and gaps, including with regard to scientific cooperation, innovation and capacity-building, and also in order to help facilitate development, transfer and dissemination of relevant technologies for the sustainable development goals.”
It will “discuss science, technology and innovation cooperation around thematic areas for the implementation of the sustainable development goals, congregating all relevant stakeholders to actively contribute in their area of expertise.”
The fourth annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum) will take place on 14-15 May 2019 in UN Headquarters, New York.
The theme of the STI Forum is chosen to promote in-depth discussions on the SDGs that will also be in focus at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) meeting in July, as well as on cross-cutting issues relating more broadly to the general area of STI for the SDGs.
In this context, the theme of the 2019 STI Forum is: “Science, Technology and Innovation for empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality – Focus on SDGs 4 – Quality education, 8 – Economic growth, 10 – Reduce inequalities, 13 – Climate action, 16 – Peace and justice.
During this event, the Scientific and Technological Community Major Group – composed by WFEO and International Science Council (ISC) – and the Children and Youth Major Group will hold the side event entitled “The role of Engineering and Science Education in empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality” on 15 May 2019; 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. at the Conference Room 12 in the UN Conference Building.
WFEO will be represented by its UN Relations Committee (WURC) members, headed by its chair Reginald Vachon and WFEO President Elect Gong Ke.
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