15 -16 May: The Second Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals

(UN Sustanaible Development Knowledge Platform)

The two-day STI Forum aims to help build new networks that can foster scientific cooperation, innovation, and the development of new technologies that can help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The STI Forum will be organized at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 15 to 16 May.  On 17 May on the margins of the STI Forum and the New York Tech week, the President of UN General Assembly will convene a SDG Action Event on Innovation.

START: Monday 15 May 2017, 2:30 p.m. EDT

WHERE: S-237, UN Headquarters, New York or live through http://webtv.un.org

The 2017 Forum - under the theme ‘Science, Technology and Innovation for a Changing World’ - will focus on the following SDGs: 1 on no poverty; 2 on zero hunger; 3 on health and well-being; 5 on gender equality; 9 on industry, innovation and infrastructure; and 14 on life below water.

From Global Online Discussion on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGsin the run-up to the second STI Forum:

Sustainable Development Goal 2 aims to end hunger and ensure access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food by all people all year round...

New, existing, and emerging technologies can address the four dimensions of food security (availability, access, utilization/use, and stability)...

However, harnessing the potential of such technologies for food security requires investments in research and development, human capital, infrastructure and knowledge flows

Science, Technology and Innovation Exhibition Hub (15-16 May)

The STI Forum will also feature the Exhibition Hub, which will showcase 12 Innovations collected through a global call for innovation that provide practical examples of how concrete progress towards SDGs can be achieved through Science, Technology and Innovation. The exhibition hub will be accessible from Monday, 15 May 2017 – Tuesday, 16 May 2017: 8:00am to 6:45pm, in the Visitor Entrance, General Assembly Lobby, UN Headquarters.

Information on the Forum, its programme and side events can be found HERE.

SDG Action Event on Innovation (17 May)
Building on the STI Forum, the President of the General Assembly will convene a High-Level Event on Innovation and Connectivity on Wednesday, 17 May. This event will provide leading innovators, thought-leaders, and technology companies an opportunity to engage with Member States and the UN system on how emerging technologies can be used to best effect and to ensure successful implementation of the SDGs.

Information on the FSDG Action Event on Innovation can be found HERE.


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