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Review of Goals / Thematic review: SDG 17 Advancing science, technology and innovation for SDGs
Thursday, 13 July 2017
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Conference Room 4, UNHQ

Official meeting

An objective of the session is to explore policies and actions for advancing the science, technology and innovation for achieving the SDGs, as envisaged in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which, inter alia, also launched a UN Technology Facilitation Mechanism (TFM). The TFM now facilitates 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, UN entities and other stakeholders. The session will engage all three components of the TFM and elicit inputs from its experts. Co-Chairs will present the mandated Summary of the "Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs". The TFM 10-Member Group of high-level representatives will further engage the Forum's recommendations. Selected young innovators will present breakthrough solutions.

Proposed Guiding Questions

  • What is your vision for harnessing science, technology and innovation, in order to achieve sustained and ever improved well-being, as envisioned in the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda? What are the most important challenges and opportunities in this respect?
  • What are your top three recommendations for action?