The event aims at raising awareness on the results achieved as part of the Global Pilot Programme on STI for the SDGs Roadmaps and by the pilot countries.
The results will feed the discussion on the next steps for the scaling up of the Global Pilot Programme to reach out to more countries and stakeholders. The event will call for organisations, countries, the private sector and donors to actively engage in the expansion of the Global Pilot Programme as well as in the promotion of the “Partnership in Action” initiative.
The Partnership in Action will serve as a platform to strengthen the development and implementation of STI (Science, Technology and Innovation) for SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) roadmaps to address the challenge of the economic and social recovery post COVID-19 and the application of greener development models.
This event builds on the work of the UN Inter-Agency Task Team sub-working group on STI for SDGs Roadmaps. The Group is co-led by UN-DESA, the World Bank, UNESCO, EC/JRC, and UNCTAD. Its members also include UNIDO, UN-ESCAP, ESCWA, UNDP, and FAO, among others. Substantial support has been provided by international stakeholders, including the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Government of Japan.
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