Joint Research Centre present at the Science, Technology and Innovation Forum 2023
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The eighth annual Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals takes place on the 3rd and 4th of May, 2023 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The UN inter-agency task team on STI for the SDGs (IATT) organizes the Forum, convened by UN-DESA and UNCTAD, and the 10-Member Group of high-level representatives appointed by the Secretary General. Following the line of recent mandates and as in previous years, the Forum seeks to facilitate and encourage discussions on science, technology and innovation cooperation in support of the SDGs. In addition to providing the mandated inputs for the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development to be held from the 10th to 19th of July 2023, the Forum will also take a wider look at the contribution of STI to the achievement of all the SDGs in recognition of the September mid-term review of SDG progress.
Under this year’s theme “Science, technology and innovation for accelerating the recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at all levels”, the Forum aims to create a space for the global community to connect. An opportunity for stakeholders to cooperate, network, showcase, share experiences, build strategic alliances, and activate concrete actions to propel Africa’s STI4SDGs priorities.