The second annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum) will be held on 15-16 May 2017, at the UN Headquarters in New York, USA.
In preparation for the forum, the UN Inter-Agency Task Team on STU for SDGs (IATT) was mandated to work with ten representatives from civil society, private sector, and scientific community.
As part of the Technology Facilitation Mechanism mandated by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, the annual STI Forum 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.'
More information about the event will be made available on the dedicated webpage.