The Scientific and Technological Community Major Group at the United Nations seeks to secure a mandate for science at the UN and integrate science in major global policy processes, such as the implementation and monitoring of the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Scientific and Technological Community Major Group (STC MG) is co-organized by the International Science Council and the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO). It provides governments, policy makers and society the understanding of the limitations and parameters imposed by the laws of Nature and indicates what is scientifically and technologically achievable based on what we know now and on what we can do with the knowledge and technological tools we have in hand – including those being developed with potential success.
Progress in all topical areas of the sustainable development debate requires substantial innovative advances in science and technology and a thorough analysis of the feasibility of proposed solutions. By exchanging and applying scientific knowledge, the creativity and practice of engineering and technology, the STC Major Group is able to introduce feasible sustainable solutions in most areas of activity that contribute to increasing quality of life.
How does the Scientific and Technological Community Major Group operate?
Who is currently part of the network?
The Major Group draws its expertise from the vast membership of ISC and WFEO, which spans the natural and social sciences and engineering. It also mobilizes scientific expertise from international research programmes such as Future Earth, Urban Health and Wellbeing, and Integrated Research on Disaster Risk. We also engage with individual scientists on specific sustainable development-related matters.
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To find out more about the Scientific and Technological Community Major Group and for the latest updates, check ISC and WFEO’s websites, follow the STC MG on Twitter and subscribe to our newsletters here.