The third Science Technology and Innovation (STI) forum will be held at the United Nations headquarters in New York on 5,6 June 2018. The STI forum will discuss SDGs 6,7,11,12 and 15.
STI forum, also known as the Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for SDGs is an important event of the UN calendar and is a part of the Technology Facilitation Mechanism (TFM) mandated by the 2030 Agenda and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. As requested by the General Assembly resolution 70/1 on 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the President of ECOSOC convenes the meetings of the STI forum once a year to discuss science, technology and innovation cooperation around thematic areas for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. It intends to, “provide a venue for facilitating interaction, matchmaking and the establishment of networks between relevant stakeholders and multi-stakeholder partnerships in order to identify and examine technology needs and gaps, including with regard to scientific cooperation, innovation and capacity-building, and also in order to help facilitate development, transfer and dissemination of relevant technologies for the sustainable development goals.” It also acts as a gateway to gather information on existing STI initiatives, mechanisms and programs. (Source.)