United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

Ministerial session: STI policies and initiatives for sustainable development - best practices and lessons learned

Tue 04 May 2021, 10.30 am
Virtual Event (NYC time)


(Interprefy) (UN webcast


  • H.E. Mr. Andrejs Pildegovičs, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Latvia to the United Nations

Opening Remarks:

  • Mr. Liu Zhenmin, Under-Secretary-General, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs [Remarks] [Video]

Ministerial statements

European Union: Mr. Stephen QUEST, Director-General of the Joint Research Centre of the European Union [Statement] [Video]

Colombia: Her Excellency Mabel TORRES TORRES, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation [Statement]

Finland: Her Excellency Annika SAARIKKO, Minister of Science and Culture [Video]

India: His Excellency Harsh VARDHAN, Minister of Science and Technology [Video]

Philippines: His Excellency Fortunato DE LA PEÑA, Secretary of Science and Technology [Statement] [Video]

Dominican Republic: His Excellency Franklin GARCIA FERMIN, Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology [Statement] [Video]

Webcast video: