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UN Interagency Task Team on STI for the SDGs (IATT)

One of the pillars of the Technology Facilitation Mechanism

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Background

The UN interagency task team on STI for the SDGs (IATT) is mandated to “promote coordination, coherence, and cooperation within the UN System on STI related matters, enhancing synergy and efficiency, in particular to enhance capacity-building initiatives”. It was initiated by UNDESA UNEP and initially comprised several UN entities, including UNDESA, UNEP, UNIDO, UNESCO, UNCTAD, ITU, WIPO and the World Bank. It was later opened to the participation of all United Nations agencies, funds and programmes and the functional commissions of the Economic and Social Council. Since then, the IATT membership has continued to increase. At present, it has 43 UN entities and 130 staff members active in ten workstreams (see below). The IATT is primarily working-level cooperation among expert staff and has been a catalyst for an unprecedented level of cooperation and information flow on science and technology issues in the UN system. DESA and UNCTAD are the coordinators of the IATT. 

The IATT is one of the components of the Technology Facilitation Mechanism (TFM): 

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Terms of Reference:

Policy Briefs:

  • #1: Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs Roadmaps - Framework and Working Method 
  • #2: Assessment of STI capabilities to meet prioritized SDGs
  • #3: Assessment of Human Capital Needs for STI R&D and Other STI Skills
  • #4: Harnessing Ghana youth innovation potential for the SDGs

Background Papers:

Work Streams:

Work Stream 1: Establishment and management of the Interagency Task Team
Work Stream 2: Group of 10 representatives of civil society, private sector and science (“10-Member Group”)
Work Stream 3: Collaborative, multi-stakeholder forum on STI for the SDGs
Work Stream 4: Online Platform
Work Stream 5: Mapping of STI initiatives, background research and reports in support of the TFM activities
Work Stream 6: UN capacity building programme on technology facilitation for SDGs
Work Stream 7: Partnerships and fund raising
Work Stream 8: Gender and STI
Work Stream 9: STI policy frameworks, action plan and roadmaps
Work Stream 10: Analytical work on emerging technologies and the SDGs

 

Members of the Inter-agency Task Team

IATT Coordinators

Mr. Wei Liu
Division for Sustainable Development
Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)
S-26th floor, United Nations Secretariat Building,
New York, NY 10017, USA
liuw [at] un [dot] org

Mr. Angel Gonzalez Sanz
Head, Science Technology and ICT Branch
Science, Technology, and ICT Branch
Division on Technology and Logistics
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
E 7077, Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland
angel.gonzalez-sanz [at] un [dot] org

Alternate Coordinator:
Mr. Olivier Combe
UNCTAD New York Office
DC-2 suite 1127, 44th Street, New York, NY 10017, USA
olivier.combe [at] un [dot] org