Briefing for Member States on the UN System’s work in support of a possible Technology-facilitation Mechanism
22 Jun 2015
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 7, Conference Building, UN Headquarters, New York
The purpose of the briefing was to inform Member States of the progress to date of the IAWG on the mapping, developing options for an online platform, and enhancing coordination and coherence of UN system capacity building work on science, technology and innovation. It provided an opportunity to highlight how the UN system stands ready to deliver as one in supporting implementation of an Addis decision on enhanced global technology facilitation in support of the SDGs post-2015.
13:15 – 13:25 Welcome remarks
Mr. Elliott Harris, ASG and Director of the New York Office of UNEP

13:25 – 13:40 Briefing on the work of the IAWG on a possible Technology Facilitation Mechanism
Mr. David O’Connor, Officer-in-Charge, Division of Sustainable Development, UN-DESA

13:40 – 14:15 Reflections on the UN efforts on technology and a possible future technology facilitation mechanism
H.E. Antonio de Aguiar Patriota, Permanent Representative of Brazil to the UN
H.E. David Donoghue, Permanent Representative of Ireland to the UN and Co-Facilitator of the post-2015 negotiations
H.E. François Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations (tbc)
H.E. George Talbot, Permanent Representative of Guyana to the UN and Co-Facilitator of the FfD preparatory process (tbc)
Mr. Christopher Walker, Director of US Office, World Business Council on Sustainable Development

14:15 – 14:30 Interactive discussion, Q & A
The moderator will facilitate an exchange between IAWG representatives and the panellists as well as an interactive dialogue with the audience.

Moderator: Mr. Elliott Harris, ASG and Director of the New York Office of UNEP
Statements & Presentations

Number of statements/presentations: 1

An Overview of UN Technology Initiatives
Inter-agency Working Group on a Technology Facilitation Mechanism
United Nations