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E-discussion: Building the future we want with science, technology and innovation (STI) and culture

An e-Discussion on “Building the future we want with science, technology and innovation (STI) and culture” will be held from 18 February to 19 March, organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), UN Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). 

The e-discussion aims to bring together experts, researchers and practitioners from around the world in order to formulate critical policy messages and elements for an action agenda to the UN Economic and Social Council’s 2013 Annual Ministerial Review on the roles of STI and culture for achieving the MDGs and sustainable development. 

The e-discussion will be divided into two phases:

Phase I (18 Feb – 4 Mar) on STI, moderated by Lidia Brito, Director of Science Policy and Capacity Building, UNESCO, and Selim Jahan, Director of Poverty Practice, UNDP

Phase II (5 Mar – 19 March) on culture, moderated by Giovanni Boccardi, Focal Point on Sustainable Development, Disaster Risk Reduction and Capacity Building, World Heritage Centre, UNESCO; Guiomar Alonso Cano, Responsible for the Culture Sector, UNESCO-Dakar; and Sara Ferrer Olivella, Programme Advisor, MDG-Fund

To join the e-discussion, follow this weblink and request an invitation.

For more information about the 2013 e-Discussion, please contact Mr. Gregory Barrett at or +1 917 367 2048.