United NationsDepartment of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

Session 2: Effective paths towards the SDGs: STI for ending poverty and hunger, enhancing human well-being and building resilience

Tue 04 May 2021, 3.00 pm
Virtual Event (NYC time)


(Interprefy) (UN webcast

This is the first of two sessions dedicated to the SDGs in-focus at the HLPF 2021. This session would look specifically STI to advance SDGs 1, 2, 3, and 16, including through their interlinkages with the rest of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Discussions could include breakthroughs and new approaches to accelerate SDG progress through innovations, focused priorities for STI development and successful experiences from the pandemic that can be scaled up to have impact across multiple goals and targets as well as ways to improve the science-policy-society interface; increasing scientific collaboration globally for tackling major challenges.



  • Mr. Huadong Guo, Chairman of Academic Committee, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences (TFM 10-Member Group)


  • Mr. Mohamed H. A. Hassan, President, World Academy of Sciences (TWAS); President, Sudanese National Academy of Sciences (SNAS)
  • Ms. Carolina Botero Cabrera, Director, Karisma Foundation, Colombia; Member, UNESCO Advisory Committee on Open Science
  • Mr. Peter Gluckman, President-elect, International Science Council

Interactive discussion (all stakeholders) 

  • H.E. Ms. Rowena Cristina l. Guevara, Undersecretary, Philippines
  • Ms. Tiina Vihma-Purovaara, Senior Ministerial Adviser, Finland
  • Mr. Fahmid Farhan, Counsellor, Bangladesh
  • Ms. Coco Ushiyama, Director, WFP NY office
  • Ms. Ismahane Elouafi, Chief Scientist, FAO
  • Mr. Roland Guttack, Deputy Head of Division, BMZ, Germany
  • Mr. Fuxiang He, Counselor, China  
  • Mr. Jonathan Kemp, Major Group for Children and Youth [Statement]

Other input (no intervention):

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