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STI Forum 2018

Third annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology

and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals

5 – 6 June 2018

Programme

Monday, 4 June 2018

Special Events

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Conference Room 3, UNHQ
Special event

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Conference Room 4, UNHQ
Official meeting
Opening remarks:

• H.E. Ms. Marie Chatardová, President of the Economic and Social Council

• Ms. Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti, Chef de Cabinet for UN Secretary-General

• Mr. Liu Zhenmin, Under Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations

Keynote speakers:

• Mr. Andrew Keen, author of The Internet is Not the Answer and How to Fix the Future

• Ms. Noriko Arai, Professor, Japan National Institute of Informatics, Japan

• Mr. Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles, USA (video message)
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Conference Room 4, UNHQ
Official meeting
This session will highlight global trends and responds to General Assembly resolution A/RES/72/242 OP4 which mandates the 3rd Multi-Stakeholder Forum to include a session on the impact of rapid technological change on the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, including cases in which changes may occur at an exponential pace.
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Conference Room 4, UNHQ
Official meeting
This session will enable the members of the 10-Member Group to introduce themselves individually and interact with the audience.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Conference Room 4, UNHQ
Official meeting
The session will discuss the status of existing knowledge and technology, and explore the potential for how science, technology and innovation can support the achievement of SDG 6 on water and sanitation. The session will help identify good practices and policy recommendations, as well as challenges and needs, especially as they relate to international cooperation, innovation and capacity-building, with a view to facilitate the development, scaling up adoption and dissemination of relevant technologies for SDG 6.
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Conference Room 4, UNHQ
Official meeting
The session will discuss the status of existing knowledge and technology, and explore the potential for how science, technology and innovation can support the achievement of SDG 12 on sustainable consumption and production. The session will help identify good practices and policy recommendations, as well as challenges and needs, especially as they relate to international cooperation, innovation and capacity-building, with a view to facilitate the development, scaling up adoption and dissemination of relevant technologies for SDG 12.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Conference Room 4, UNHQ
Official meeting
The session will discuss the status of existing knowledge and technology, and explore the potential for how science, technology and innovation can support the achievement of SDG 15 on sustainable terrestrial ecosystems. The session will help identify good practices and policy recommendations, as well as challenges and needs, especially as they relate to international cooperation, innovation and capacity-building, with a view to facilitate the development, scaling up adoption and dissemination of relevant technologies for SDG 15.
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Express Bar, by invitation only
Official meeting

Side Events

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 2, UNHQ
Side Event
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 7, UNHQ
Side Event
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Visitor’s Lobby (sputnik area), UNHQ
Special event
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Conference Room B, UNHQ
Side Event
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Conference Room 8, UNHQ
Side Event
International Association for Human Values, UNESCO MAB Programme, in partnership with Art of Living Foundation, sponsored by Permanent Missions of Japan
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Conference Room A, UNHQ
Side Event
UNESCO and UNCTAD with other IATT members

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

9:10 AM - 9:50 AM
Conference Room 2, UNHQ
Official meeting
Welcome remarks: by H.E. Mr. Juan Sandoval-Mendiolea, Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Conference Room 4, UNHQ
Official meeting
The session will discuss STI roadmaps, policies and related capacity building needs in the context of the SDGs, as seen from a range of country perspectives and present alternatives for how these could become more effective vehicles for driving STI development for the SDGs.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Conference Room 4, UNHQ
Official meeting
This session will discuss what is currently known about how local and indigenous knowledge contributes to the SDGs, and how indigenous peoples and local communities can build synergies between their knowledge systems and that of science to achieve the SDGs.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Conference Room 4, UNHQ
Official meeting
This session will present a number of initiatives from across the world that support the science-based, solution-oriented, multi-stakeholder and collaborative approach of the Technology Facilitation Mechanism (TFM) including discussions on broadening their impacts and making them self-sustaining.
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 7, UNHQ
Official meeting
The session, in collaboration with the International Academic Forum (IAFOR), will bring together innovators and entrepreneurs, those interested in financing solutions with positive impact for sustainable development, and those who develop the policies. Representatives from the finance industry, foundations, institutional and individual investors, investment professionals, development finance institutions, and civil society will be invited to attend.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Conference Room 4, UNHQ
Official meeting
The session will discuss the status of existing knowledge and technology, and explore the potential for how science, technology and innovation can support the achievement of SDG 7 on universal access to modern energy services. The session will help identify good practices and policy recommendations, as well as challenges and needs, especially as they relate to international cooperation, innovation and capacity-building, with a view to facilitate the development, scaling up adoption and dissemination of relevant technologies for SDG 7.
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Conference Room 4, UNHQ
Official meeting
The session will discuss the status of existing knowledge and technology, and explore the potential for how science, technology and innovation can support the achievement of SDG 11 on sustainable cities and human settlements. The session will help identify good practices and policy recommendations, as well as challenges and needs, especially as they relate to international cooperation, innovation and capacity-building, with a view to facilitate the development, scaling up adoption and dissemination of relevant technologies for SDG 11.
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Conference Room 4, UNHQ
Official meeting
Innovation pitch - Young UN
5:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Conference Room 4, UNHQ
Official meeting
H.E. Ms. Marie Chatardová, President of the Economic and Social Council

Side Events

6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Conference Room 2, UNHQ
Side Event
Advancing the implementation of SDG 11 in Africa through a Proactive Science-Practice-Policy Interface

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Special Events

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Delegates Dining Room, UNHQ
Special event
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Conference Room A, UNHQ
Side Event
Permanent Mission of Mexico to the UN and International Telecommunication Union