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UN Interagency Task Team

One of the pillars of the Technology Facilitation Mechanism


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UN Interagency Task Team


The UN interagency task team on STI for the SDGs is initially composed of the entities that currently integrate the informal working group on technology facilitation, namely, the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the United Nations Environment Programme, UNIDO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNCTAD, the International Telecommunication Union, WIPO and the World Bank. It will be open to the participation of all United Nations agencies, funds and programmes and the functional commissions of the Economic and Social Council.


DESA and UNEP are the initiators of the Group.


Terms of Reference:


Issues Brief:


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
Address: United Nations Secretariat Building, Room S-2660, 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
Palais des Nations, E 7077 | 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