Harnessing Science, Technology and Innovation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs (STI Forum)

As requested by the General Assembly resolution 70/1 on 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the President of ECOSOC will convene the meetings of the STI forum once a year to discuss science, technology and innovation cooperation around thematic areas for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. The General Assembly also decided that the meetings of the forum will be co-chaired by two Member States and will result in a summary of discussions elaborated by the two co-Chairs.

STI Forum Timeline
2018 
STI Forum - 5-6 June 2018
2017 
STI Forum - 15-16 May 2017
2016 
STI Forum - 6-7 June 2016
Online platform
One of the three components of the Technology Facilitation Mechanism is to develop an online platform as a gateway for information on existing STI initiatives, mechanisms and programs.

Work is now underway to design, develop and operationalize the TFM online platform, including preliminary collection of existing technology applications and initiatives in addressing sustainable development challenges.

The TFM online platform will:

  • Be used to establish a comprehensive mapping of, and serve as a gateway for, information on existing science, technology and innovation initiatives, mechanisms and programmes, within and beyond the United Nations
  • Facilitate access to information, knowledge and experience, as well as best practices and lessons learned, on science, technology and innovation facilitation initiatives and policies
  • Facilitate the dissemination of relevant open access scientific publications generated worldwide.

Independent technical assessment for the online platform

As mandated by the 2030 Agenda, the online platform “will be developed on the basis of an independent technical assessment, which will take into account best practices and lessons learned from other initiatives, within and beyond the United Nations, in order to ensure that it will complement, facilitate access to and provide adequate information on existing science, technology and innovation platforms, avoiding duplications and enhancing synergies.”

The Interagency task team on STI for the SDGs (“IATT”) and the 10-Member Group of representatives from civil society, the private sector and the scientific community in support of the Technology Facilitation Mechanism (“10-Member Group”) undertook consultations and developed Terms of Reference for the independent technical assessment.

The Terms of Reference noted the IATT’s initial mapping of existing STI initiatives within the UN system (undertaken by IATT) and the development of three broad options for an online platform - with low, medium and high levels of ambition. It called for an independent technical assessment to serve as the basis for the development of the online platform. The assessment was to include sections on (a) architecture, functional requirements and user group; (b) stocktaking, benchmarking, best practices, and lessons learned from existing relevant online platforms, within and beyond the UN system; (c) recommendations on management and governance structure and regular quality control of the platform; and (d) assessment of the benefits and financial costs.

Terms of Reference for an independent technical assessment on the online platform as part of the Technology Facilitation Mechanism (PDF)

Following an open call, experts from the Institutes of Science and Development of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China; the Overseas Development Institute, UK; and of DNV GL, the Netherlands, prepared the mandated independent assessment of the online platform. The final report is a consolidated version of the three reports with a joint summary.

The 10-Member Group examined the assessment report and found it a useful basis for further discussion and action. It should be noted that while Members of the Group agree with a number of important suggestions made in the assessment, there remains a diversity of perspectives on a number of points in the report.

It is therefore important to note that the views expressed in the assessment report do not necessarily represent the views held or endorsed by the 10-Member Group, the UN interagency task team on STI for the SDGs, nor those of the institutions they represent.

Independent assessment report on the TFM online platform (PDF)

We invite detailed comments, feedback, and suggestions for how best to move forward with the online platform as mandated by the 2030 Agenda. In particular, please let us know, if you are interested to partner with and contribute to the actual development of the online platform and if so, what role you see yourself playing. Please contact us here before August 31st, 2017.

Mapping of existing information on technology applications
To map existing STI initiatives, mechanisms and programmes, IATT members are collecting examples of technologies to be included in the online platform such as geospatial information technologies, which are critical to sound decision-making in advancing sustainable development. A preliminary list of technology solutions and applications presented below provides a starting point. Stakeholder engagement in this exercise is critically important.

As just one example, geospatial technology applications and initiatives play an essential role in decision–making for economic growth, resource management and ecosystem protection. Geospatial technology applications are necessary to overcome local, national and global challenges, and are key tools for the successful attainment of the SDGs, in particular with regard to land management, forest conservation, sustainable agriculture, integrated water resources management, urban planning, disaster risk reduction and response, and sustainable management of marine and coastal resources.
Demo Version of OLP

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the UN Office of Information and Communication Technology and several other members of the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Team (UN-IATT) have established close collaboration on the development and launch of the OLP. A demo version of this OLP has already been completed on 10 May 2018 and available for the access at http://ec2-18-208-31-215.compute-1.amazonaws.com
Online Information Repository for the STI Roadmaps Work

Note: each STI roadmap listed in the document will be categorized into the specific sustainable goals it is targeting on.

  • SDG1 SDG2 SDG3 SDG4 SDG5 SDG6 SDG7 SDG8 SDG9 SDG10 SDG11 SDG12 SDG13 SDG14 SDG15 SDG16 SDG17
I. About the Information Repository for STI Roadmaps for SDGs:

The 2030 Agenda, adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015, positioned Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) as key means of implementation of the SDGs, and launched the UN Technology Facilitation Mechanism (TFM). The Annual Multi-Stakeholder Forum for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI Forum) supported by the Inter-Agency Task Team on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs (IATT), has been the main fora for TFM to discuss topics of common interest of Member States and STI stakeholders in the context of the 2030 Agenda.

STI roadmaps and action plans have been among the key topics in the first two STI Forums. In the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, Member States had committed to “adopt science, technology and innovation strategies as integral elements of our national sustainable development strategies” (para 119). In the 2017 STI Forum, participants highlighted the need of developing, exchanging and tracking the information and development processes of the STI roadmaps and action plans at the subnational, national and global levels. With a view to producing action-oriented outcomes toward the third and fourth STI Forums in 2018/19, IATT establishes a workstream dedicated to supporting discussions and initiatives on STI Roadmaps. The objective of the workstream is to outline an inter-sessional work program to inform and enrich STI Forum discussions on STI Roadmaps, focusing on tangible impact to be achieved over 2018-2019.

For 2018, the primary focus is to shape consensus on common guidance, principles and possible frameworks/methodologies for country-level STI Roadmaps. A second priority is to initiate discussions on possible elements of a global initiative or international assistance mechanisms to facilitate the development of such roadmaps. To these ends, the workstream supports a collective effort by a group of volunteering countries and facilitate a multi-stakeholder collaborative approach among the IATT and other UN, non-UN partners and stakeholders.

As one of the key deliverables of the Roadmap workstream of IATT to STI Forum 2018, an online information repository platform is created by compiling and making available a selection of STI or STI related roadmaps from organizations and agencies both within the UN system and beyond. The purpose of such a platform is to foster an efficient and effective access to and exchange of information among stakeholders on recent work that is supportive of the development of STI roadmaps for SDGs. With this aim, this platform will become an online resourceful portal on the state of STI policy setting frameworks and will contribute to enhancing the capacity of member states in integrating STI in development processes.

II. Reference List for the STI Roadmaps:
A. References from UN Agencies:
1. DESA and the World Bank
2. UNCCD:
3. UNCTAD:
4. UNDG:
5. UN Women:
6. World Bank/UN-DESA:
7. UNDP:
8. UNECA:
9. UNESCWA:
10. UNEP:
11. UNESCO:
12. UN Water
13. ITU:
14. CELAC and FAO:
15. WIPO:
16. WHO:
17. World Bank:
18. IMF:
III. References from Non-UN Agencies: a. Other Intergovernmental Organizations:
19. International Energy Agency:
20. OECD:
21. African Union:
22. European Union:
b. Other non-UN entities
23. University of Cambridge:
24. WBCSD:
25. International Science Council,
26. IREA:
27. ICEF:
28. IIASA:
29. JST:
30. International Development Research Centre
31. Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
10-Member Group to support the Technology Facilitation Mechanism

2018-2019



Dr. Paulo Gadelha (Brazil), Coordinator of the FIOCRUZ Strategy for the 2030 Agenda, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ)

Prof. Huadong Guo (China), Chairman of Academic Committee, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Dr. Heide Hackmann (South Africa), Executive Director, International Council for Science (ICSU)

Dr. Agnes Lawrence Kijazi (United Republic of Tanzania), Director General, Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA)

Dr. José Ramón López-Portillo Romano (Mexico), Chairman, Q Element Ltd.

Dr. Michiharu Nakamura (Japan), Senior Advisor (Former President), Japan Science and Technology Agency

Dr. Anne-Christine Ritschkoff (Finland), Senior Advisor VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.

Dr. Špela Stres (Slovenia), Head of Innovation and Technology Transfer Center for Jožef Stefan Institute

Dr. Vaughan Turekian (USA), Senior Director at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Dr. Ada Yonath (Israel), Director and Nobel Laureate, the Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Center for Biomolecular Structure and Assembly of the Weizmann Institute of Science.
UN Interagency Task Team

The UN interagency task team on STI for the SDGs is initially composed of the entities that currently integrate the informal working group on technology facilitation, namely, the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the United Nations Environment Programme, UNIDO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNCTAD, the International Telecommunication Union, WIPO and the World Bank. It will be open to the participation of all United Nations agencies, funds and programmes and the functional commissions of the Economic and Social Council.

DESA and UNEP are the initiators of the Group.

Terms of Reference:

Issues Brief:
Background Papers:
Work Streams:

  • Work Stream 1: Establishment and management of the Interagency Task Team
  • Work Stream 2: Group of 10 representatives of civil society, private sector and science (“10-Member Group”)
  • Work Stream 3: Collaborative, multi-stakeholder forum on STI for the SDGs
  • Work Stream 4: Online Platform
  • Work Stream 5: Mapping of STI initiatives, background research and reports in support of the TFM activities
  • Work Stream 6: UN capacity building programme on technology facilitation for SDGs
  • Work Stream 7: Partnerships and fund raising
  • Work Stream A: Gender and STI
  • Work Stream B: STI policy frameworks, action plan and roadmaps
  • Work Stream C: Analytical work on emerging technologies and the SDGs

Members of the Inter-agency Task Team

IATT Coordinators

Mr. Wei Liu
Division for Sustainable Development | Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Address: United Nations Secretariat Building, Room S-2660, New York, NY 10017, USA

Ms. Dong Wu
Chief, Policy Review Section
Officer-in-Charge, Science and Technology Section
Science, Technology, and ICT Branch
Division on Technology and Logistics
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Palais des Nations, E 7058 | 1211 Geneva 10 | Switzerland
Introduction
STI Forum, 5-6 June 2018
The third annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum) was held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, on June 5 and 6, 2018.

Paragraph 70 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development announced the launch of a "Technology Facilitation Mechanism" (TFM) in order to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The TFM will facilitate multi-stakeholder collaboration and partnerships through the sharing of information, experiences, best practices and policy advice among Member States, civil society, the private sector, the scientific community, United Nations entities and other stakeholders.

The TFM has three components:

A United Nations Interagency Task Team on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs (IATT), including the 10-Member Group of representatives from civil society, the private sector and the scientific community
A collaborative Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs (STI Forum)
An online platform as a gateway for information on existing STI initiatives, mechanisms and programs
New and Events
Events
News and Events
Organization Date News and Events
UNCTAD 08-12 May 2017 Commission on Science and Technology for Development, Twentieth Session
23 - 25 January 2017 CSTD inter-sessional panel, Geneva, Switzerland
UNDESA 29 Nov - 1 Dec 2017 Workshop on Science, Technology and Innovation for SDGs
15-16 May 2017 2nd STI Forum, New York (IATT)
15 May 2017 Click here to watch the STI Forum Press Briefing
March 2017 Meeting of foundations and other STI funders, New York (ICSU, DESA)
March 2017 Meeting on Science, Technology and Innovation for advancing the Agenda 2030 with focus on health, Rio de Janeiro (Fiocruz)
March 2017 Technology roadmaps for the SDGs, Vienna, Austria (DESA, UNEP, IIASA and 10-MG)
25-26 January 2017 Expert Group Meeting for the 10-Member Group on Preparing for the 2017 STI Forum and the online platform assessment, Paris, France (ICSU, DESA and UNEP)
13-14 December 2016 Global Solutions Summit 2016, Arkansas, USA
6-8 December 2016 Expert Group Meeting on exponential technological change, and their policy implications in Middle Income Countries, Mexico
UNEP 16 September 2016 Workshop on Technology-Trade Nexus for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, Paris, France
UNESCAP 27-28 October 2016 Science and technology forum in Seoul, South Korea
UNESCO 10 November 2016 The 2016 World Science Day for Peace and Development
UNIDO 27-30 March 2017 Global Manufacturing & Industrialization Summit, Paris-Sorbonne University, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE
January – March 2017 UNIDO-UNEP 5th Global Network Conference on Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production
1-30 January 2017 UNIDO-UNEP Climate Technology Centre and Network Regional (CTCN) Forum, Caribbean
30 November - 2 December 2016 UNIDO-UNEP Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) Regional Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean, Honduras
30 November - 7 December 2016 UNIDO Institute Professional Programme – Sustainable Energy Solutions, Energy Academy Europe, Zernike Campus, Groningen, Netherlands
22 November 2016 A global vision for the future of manufacturing: GMIS roundtable workshop, Vienna, Austria
World Bank Group 16 November 2016 Launch of the Climate Business Innovation Network, at COP22, Marrakech, Morocco
9-11 November 2016 The 10th Global Symposium on ICT use in Education, “4th Industrial Revolution and its Impact on Learning: Transition to Digital,” Seoul, South Korea co-organized by the Korean Ministry of Education, the World Bank and UNESCO
8 November 2016 GEO Plenary XIII Side Event, Earth Observations in Service of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
3-4 November 2016 Funding Science and Technology in Africa and Developing Regions: A joint Workshop of the World Bank and Research Funding Councils, in Washington DC, USA
1 November 2016 World Bank Geospatial Day in Washington DC, USA
13 October 2016 USAID/3ie roundtable on Evidence Gap Map and Systematic Review on STIP (science, technology, innovation and partnership) in Washington DC, USA
Background
Process
In 2012, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (“Rio+20”) called for identifying options for a technology facilitation mechanism , in its outcome document A/RES/66/288 - The Future We Want.

Member States continued discussions on the way forward, in particular in the form of eight “workshops” and “structured dialogues” convened by the President of the General Assembly in 2013 and 2014. In line with Resolution A/RES/68/310 and Resolution A/RES/69/214 para 12 , the Secretary-General proposed in paragraph 125 of his Synthesis Report to take into account the recommendations emerging from the structured dialogues, specifically to “establish an online, global platform building on and complementing existing initiatives, and with the participation of all relevant stakeholders.” In order to support the Secretary General’s proposal, the Interagency Working Group on a Technology Facilitation Mechanism (IAWG) was initiated by the DESA and UNEP at the end of 2014. The group is open for participation by all ECESA Plus entities. At present it comprises DESA, UNEP, UNIDO, UNCTAD, UNESCO, ITU, WIPO, and the World Bank Group.

The group’s work is structured around four work streams where it identified opportunities to collectively achieve greater impact within the scope of existing mandates:

  1. the mapping of existing the technology facilitation initiatives including support for policy formulation and strengthening of technological capabilities and innovation systems;
  2. identifying areas of synergy and areas of possible cooperation within the UN system on technology-related work;
  3. developing options for a possible online knowledge hub and information-sharing platform; and
  4. cooperating with relevant stakeholders on building STI capacity building.

In this connection, two side events have being organized by the IAWG: one in June 2015 in New York during the Post-2015 Development Agenda negotiation, and one in July 2015 in Addis Ababa during the Third International Conference on Financing for Development. The primary objectives of the first event were to brief Member States and other stakeholders on the progress to date of the IAWG on the mapping exercise, the development for options for an online platform, and on enhancing coordination and coherence of UN system capacity building work on science, technology and innovation. The second event presented a joint interagency statement endorsed by eight Heads of Agencies, and focused on how the United Nations system is prepared to coordinate its initiatives including capacity-building efforts on science, technology and innovation in support of the sustainable development goals.

Member States have clearly indicated in the OWG proposal and the FfD process that technology development, dissemination and transfer and the strengthening of scientific and technological capabilities of all countries represent key elements of the Means of Implementation of the post-2015 development agenda. In particular, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda includes a decision to establish a technology facilitation mechanism which would be launched at the UN Summit for the adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda in order to support the SDGs. The mechanism comprises a multi-stakeholder forum on STI for the SDGs; an online platform as a gateway for information on existing STI initiatives, mechanisms and programs; and a UN interagency task team on STI for the SDGs which will promote coordination, coherence, and cooperation within the UN System on STI related matters, enhancing synergy and efficiency, in particular to enhance capacity building initiatives. The platform will also engage stakeholders from civil society, the private sector, and the scientific community.

Given the Science Technology Innovation-related decisions contained in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and the Post-2015 Development Agenda, the IAWG now reconstitutes as the Inter-Agency Task Team, stands ready to support pro-actively Member States’ ambitions to establish the envisaged technology facilitation mechanism, and consider how best to reach out to other partners in what must become a truly multi-stakeholder endeavour going forward. A strengthened UN system interagency working group, or task team, on STI for the SDGs together with strong multi-stakeholder engagement could play an important role in effective delivery, in support of the future implementation of the post-2015 development agenda and the SDGs.
Options
Recommendations of the Secretary General Report A/67/348

The present report has been prepared pursuant to General Assembly resolution A/66/288 of 27 July 2012 which endorsed the outcome document of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, entitled “The future we want”. Paragraph 273 of this resolution requests “relevant United Nations agencies to identify options for a facilitation mechanism that promotes the development, transfer and dissemination of clean and environmentally sound technologies” and requests me to “make recommendations regarding the facilitation mechanism to the 67th Session of the UN General Assembly”. The report summarizes recent trends, provides an overview of the proposals received and outlines my recommendations for the functions, format, and working methods of a technology facilitation mechanism, as well as on a potential process forward to improved technology facilitation.

Suggestions by UN organizations

All fifty-three UN organizations of ECESA Plus were invited to make proposals on the functions, format and working methods of a potential technology facilitation mechanism, to outline their contributions to such mechanism, and to indicate partners they considered essential to be involved. Twenty-two organizations and bodies provided contributions/suggestions, ECA, ECE, ESCAP, ECLAC, ESCWA, DESA, IAEA, IMO, ITU, OHRLLS, UNCDF, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNFCCC, UNIDO, UNOPS, UNDP, UN-Women, UNEP, World Bank, WIPO, and WTO. More material will be posted here in due course

Rio+20 Compilation Document

Over 200 of the submissions made the Rio+20 compilation document contain various proposals on science and technology for sustainable development. In particular, the following stakeholders listed below made significant proposals in this area.

Political Groups

Group of 77 and China, EU, CARICOM, Pacific Island Forum, PSIDS Regional preparatory meetings:Africa Region, Latin America and the Caribbean Region, Asia and the Pacific Region, Arab Region, Europe Region

Member States

Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria (EU submission), Belarus, Belgium (EU submission), Benin, Bolivia, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria (EU submission), Burkina Faso, Canada, Central African Republic, Chile, China, China (Beijing Symposium), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Holy See (Observer State), Honduras (Workshop on Sustainable Tourism), Hungary, Iceland, India, India (Delhi Ministerial Dialogue), Indonesia (with Bandung Declaration as an annex of its input), Ireland, Israel (national and Meeting on Greening Agriculture), Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lao, Latvia, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Singapore (Regional 3R Forum in Asia), Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan (Preparatory Conference “Towards the UN Conference on Sustainable Development: Water Cooperation Issues”), Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, UK, Ukraine, Uruguay, USA, Venezuela.

UN system and IGOs

A Blueprint for Ocean and Coastal Sustainability (IOC/UNESCO, FAO, IMO, UNDP), Advisory Group of the UN International Year of Cooperatives, Advisory Group on Environmental Emergencies (AGEE), Alpine Convention, Asian Development Bank, Collaborative Partnership on Forests, Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, ECESA Plus Cluster on Social Development, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean, Global Environment Facility (GEF), Inter-Agency Consultative Group for SIDS, Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC), Inter-Parliamentary Union, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), International Association of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions (AICESIS), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), International Labour Organization (ILO), International Maritime Organization (IMO), International Monetary Fund (IMF), International Olympic Committee to the United Nations, International Organization for Migration (IOM), International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), International Telecommunication Union (ITU), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), North-East Asian Subregional Programme for Environmental Cooperation (NEASPEC), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), Rome-based agencies (FAO, IFAD, WFP and Bioversity International),.South Centre, Specialist Group on Soils and Desertification of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law, Theme on the Environment, Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment (TEMTI) of the Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP), IUCN - International Union for the Conservation of Nature, UN Group on the Information Society (UNGIS), UN Interagency Committee for the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (IAC DESD), UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB), UN-Water, UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI), United Nations Development Group (UNDG), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), United Nations Environment Management Group (EMG), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Global Compact, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR), United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Population Division (DESA), United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), United Nations SG's Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation (UNSGAB), United Nations Statistics Division, United Nations University - Institute for Water, Environment & Health (UNU-INWEH), United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS), United Nations Volunteers (UNV), World Bank, World Health Organisation (WHO), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), World Meteorological Organization (WMO), World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), World Trade Organization (WTO).

Major groups - consensus documents

Scientific and Technical Community; Local Authorities (ICLEI, C40, nrg4SD, ECO-City Builders, and UCGL); Women; Children and Youth; Workers and Trade Unions (International Trade Union Federation); Farmers; Business and Industry (Business Action for Sustainable Development 2012); Indigenous Peoples (Indigenous Peoples' International Centre for Policy Research and Education, Indigenous Environmental Network, Indigenous Information Network);

Major groups - selected individual docs

Categories: Academic Institutions, Business and Industry, Children and Youth, Coalitions and Partnerships, Foundation, Indigenous People, Scientific Community, Women. Groups: Third World Network, Stakeholder Forum, WWF, CIEL, Eurostep, Earth Institute, ICTSD, Arab NGO Network for Development, Climate Action Network International, DAWN, ICTSD, Observatorio Mexicano de la Crisis, RESO-CLIMAT Cameroun, C40, Eco-Accord, Commons Action for the UN, INFORSE, Sustain US, 350.org, Institute for Essential Services Reform, Business and Industry, Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability, PDMA, World Resources Forum, Asia Pacific Youth, European Youth Meeting, China Youth, European Students' Forum, ETC Group, 21st Century Clusters, AGEDI, Alzheimer's Disease International, APRN, Boston University (Pardee Center), Information Habitat, CONFEA, Oikos, Chinese Civil Society Organizations.
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