9th Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals

By United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

9th Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals

📅 09 – 10 May 2024
New York, USA

The ninth annual Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology, and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum) will be held from 9 May to 10 May 2024.

The Forum will be convened by the President of ECOSOC, Her Excellency Paula Narváez, who had appointed two co-chairs – Her Excellency Christina Markus Lassen, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Denmark to the United Nations, and Her Excellency Inga Rhonda King, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to the United Nations. As per its mandate, the Forum will be prepared by the UN interagency task team on STI for the SDGs (IATT), convened by UN DESA and UNCTAD, and the 10-member Group of High-Level Representatives appointed by the Secretary-General.

As in previous years, the theme of the STI Forum will be closely aligned with that of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), to be held from 8 July to  17 July 2024, under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, but will have an exclusive focus on the role and contributions of science, technology, and innovation to sustainable development.

The 2024 HLPF will hold in-depth reviews of five SDGs: Goal 1 – End poverty in all its forms everywhere; Goal 2 – End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture; Goal 13 – Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts; Goal 16 – Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels; and Goal 17 – Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development.

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