Science, technology and innovation for development (E/RES/2017/22)

6 Jul 2017

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The resolution takes notes of ‘the importance for science, technology and innovation development policies and programmes’, and recognizes the capabilities of these areas for ‘scientific and technological capacity, basic education and engineering, design, management and entrepreneurial skills’. The resolution takes particular mention of issues of gender and digital divides, and the needs of ‘poor, grass-roots and marginalized communities in developing and developed countries’. It further establishes the importance of science, technology and innovation as tools for SDGs, and therefore calls for mobilization and scaling up financing of innovation. and increased regional integration efforts. Lastly, the resolution presents recommendations for UN member states and governments, and the Commission on Science and Technology for Development and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.