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United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

Special Event 1:Meeting with Major Groups and other stakeholders: Science Technology, Innovation, and Engineering Solutions for the SDGs: Theory, Practice, and Application

Wed 03 May 2023, 8.15 am
Trusteeship Council Chamber


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The role of the Major Groups and Other Stakeholders (MGoS) in the implementation, follow-up and review of the Sustainable Development Goals was established by the General Assembly in its resolution 67/290 and in paragraph 89 of the 2030 Agenda. Paragraph 89 calls for MGoS to report on their contribution to the implementation and follow up of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This Special Event, organized by the Science and Technological Community Major Group (co-chaired by WFEO and ISC) aims at bringing together the MGoS to discuss ways for improving understanding and communication of the critical role science, technology, innovation and engineering must play for achieving the (SDGs) with a focus on the SDGs under review at the 2023 UN high-level political forum to be held in July 2023 - SDGs 6, 7, 9, 11, and 17. It will address the urgent need to accelerate progress in the Decade of Action. It will also be an opportunity to discuss sustainable infrastructure and its connections with Science Technology, Innovation, and Engineering for Sustainable Development.

Three topics will be reviewed and discussed to demonstrate how STI & E underpins the achievement of the SDGs and delivers multiplier effects across SDGs. Each topic will be introduced by a brief presentation of the key underlying science, technology, innovation, and engineering concepts. This will be followed by examples of applications in developing countries.

  • Co-Chairs of the Forum


Please check the concept note

Please access the webcast link for the MGoS Special Event in connection with the STI Forum, to be held on 3rd May.

Please check the event summary


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