Second annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum)
15 May 2017 - 16 May 2017
Venue: UNHQ New York
With regard to the 2017 Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs (STI Forum), ECOSOC has decided that the date for the Forum will be 15 and 16 May 2017.
The UN Inter-Agency Task Team on STI for SDGs (IATT) was mandated to work with the 10 representatives from civil society, private sector and scientific community to prepare the 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.
In this regards, H.E. Mr. Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava, the President of ECOSOC, reappointed H.E. Mr. Macharia Kamau, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kenya to the United Nations and Dr. Vaughan Turekian, the Science and Technology Adviser to the US Secretary of State, to act as co-chairs for the 2017 STI forum.