United NationsDepartment of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

Session 5: Emerging science and technology trends, challenges and the SDGs

Wed 05 May 2021, 10.15 am
Virtual Event (NYC time)


This session will explore the latest developments in science and technology and their current and potential future impacts on sustainable development and the SDGs. As mandated by the GA, the session will include updated elements of “TFM findings on the impacts of rapid technology change on the SDGs”, bringing together views of experts from the UN system, 10-Member Group, scientist and engineers active in the TFM. The session will explore technology convergence and the multiple technology divides, including gender digital divide, and other challenges associated with these trends related to clusters such as blockchain, biotechnology, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence and quantum technologies.