8th Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum 2023)

The theme for the STI Forum 2023 is “Science, technology and innovation for accelerating the recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at all levels”

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The theme of the STI Forum 2023 will be closely aligned with that of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), to be held from Monday, 10 July to Friday, 14 July 2023 under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, but have an exclusive focus on the role and contributions of science, technology and innovation. The 2023 HLPF will hold in-depth reviews of five SDGs: 6 (clean water and sanitation), 7 (affordable and clean energy), 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure), 11 (sustainable cities and communities), and 17 (partnerships for the Goals).

Call for substantive inputs (science-policy briefs) for the STI Forum 2023

The UN Interagency Task Team on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs (IATT) is calling upon scientists, engineers, economists, policy analysts, and UN staff experts to contribute science-policy briefs on science and technology issues that they would like to bring to the attention of policy and decision makers. The briefs will inform the Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs (STI Forum), to be held at UN Headquarters in New York from 3 to 4 May 2023. They will be considered for inclusion in UN reports and provide perspectives of scientists, engineers and innovators to the High-level Political Forum in July and the SDG Summit in September 2023. The SDG Summit will mark the mid-term towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs, 2015-2030), and it is an occasion to review progress in science and technology for sustainable development and to chart the way forward in terms of key milestones towards 2030 and beyond.

Substantive contributions are sought in the following areas on issues to be brought to the attention of policy makers:

(a) Rapidly emerging frontier technologies and emerging science issues and sustainable development
(b) Lessons for improving the science-policy-society interfaces
(c) Review of progress in science, technology and innovation, and looking ahead to 2030 and beyond

📅 Deadline for abstracts is 3 February and for full draft submissions 10 March 2023

👉 Read the full call for inputs in Arabic | in Chinese | in English | in French | in Spanish

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