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High-Level Event on Innovation

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On 17 May, building on the Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals, the President of the General Assembly will convene a SDG Action Event on Innovation and Connectivity.

During the event, leading innovators from the major corporations of the world will interact with Member States on how emerging technologies can transform efforts aimed at the successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development saw world leaders commit to 17 comprehensive, integrated and ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The world in which the SDGs were adopted is radically different from that of the Millennium Development Goals. Giant leaps in technological advances are converging to make the unthinkable possible. These advances are also raising questions on societal impact.

OBJECTIVES

This Event on Innovation will provide leading innovators, thought-leaders, and technology companies an opportunity to engage with Member States and the UN system on how emerging technologies can be used to best effect and to ensure successful implementation of the SDGs. Specifically, it will seek to lay out the ground for achieving the following:

  1. Increase the understanding and awareness of the opportunities and challenges of new technology and exponential change.
  1. Strengthen the ability of the United Nations to act as a catalyst for innovation and solutions in support of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
  1. Rally leading innovators and technology companies to develop, incubate and resource cutting-edge innovations to solve pressing challenges in support of the Goals.
  1. Explore how to support collaborative platform(s) to facilitate the sharing of the best ideas and innovations to inform policy and inspire collective action for scale and global impact.

PARTICIPATION

The SDG Action Event is open to all Member States, the UN system, and invited guests.

EXPECTED OUTCOME

This meeting will allow the Member States and the UN system to embrace innovation and new opportunities available to drive implementation of the SDGs, and strengthen the engagement of leading innovative companies and individuals in revelent intergovernmental processes.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: SDG Action Event on Innovation

MEDIA ADVISORY   The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development saw world leaders commit to 17 comprehensive, integrated and ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The world in which the SDGs were adopted is radically different from that of the Millennium Development Goals. Giant leaps in technological advances are converging to make the unthinkable […]

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Opening Session of STI Forum

As delivered Statement  of Peter Thomson, President of the UN General Assembly, at the Opening Session of the  2nd STI Forum for SDGs 15 May 2017   H.E. Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava, President of ECOSOC, Tomas Gass, Assistant Secretary-General, UN DESA, H.E. Ambassador Macharia Kamau, Permanent Representative of Kenya, Dr. Vaughan Turekian, Science and Technology Adviser to […]

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Informal briefing convened by the President of the General Assembly on the series of “High-level SDG Action Events”

Check against delivery Statement by H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly, at the informal briefing on the series of “High-level SDG Action Events”, as well as on his recent SDG-related official travels 20 February 2017 Excellencies, Distinguished delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen, When I took Office, I committed to the upholding […]

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Briefing on STI Forum

As delivered Opening Remarks by Peter Thomson, President of the UN General Assembly, at briefing on STI Forum 12 January 2017   H.E. Ambassador Shava, President of ECOSOSC H.E. Under-Secretary-General Wu H.E. Ambassador Kamau, Permanent Representative of Kenya Dr. Vaughan Turekian, Science and Technology Adviser to the US Secretary of State Ms. Mara Murillo, Senior Programme Officer, […]