Jun 6th-7th, 2016
760 United Nations Plaza
Manhattan, New York City 10017
Join online discussions on science, technology and innovation
First annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum) On 6-7 June, the first annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum) will take place at UN Headquarters in New York.
As an integral part of the Technology Facilitation Mechanism mandated by the 2030 Agenda and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, the STI Forum is expected to provide a venue for facilitating interaction, matchmaking and the establishment of networks between relevant stakeholders and multi-stakeholder partnerships, within and beyond the United Nations.
Online discussions are currently being organized prior to the STI Forum to ensure inclusiveness, transparency and multi-stakeholder engagement. Syntheses of the online discussion, which will run from 8 April – 10 May, will inform the Forum in June.
Join the discussion online and share your views on the following questions:
Why are science, technology and innovation essential for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals? Please provide one or more concrete examples that, in your experience, best exemplify this.
What are the main opportunities and challenges – at policy, organisational and individual levels – for maximizing the contribution of science, technology and innovation to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals?
What are the key elements that countries and international organizations may need to take into account in formulating action plans and/or roadmaps for science, technology and innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals?
How can we deploy existing knowledge and new, innovative solutions and technologies and make them more readily available to those who need them?
What would be success criteria for the STI Forum in the coming years? What questions should the STI Forum focus on?