UN Secretary-General Appoints New STI Advisory Group
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The 10-Member Multi-stakeholder Group will advise the UN Inter-Agency Task Team on preparations for the annual meetings of the STI Forum and on the online platform.

The first meeting of the Group will take place at UN Headquarters in New York, US, on 4 June 2018.

24 April 2018: UN Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed a group of ten experts to support the Technology Facilitation Mechanism (TFM), replacing the earlier group of ten. The group will work closely with stakeholder groups, including business, youth and children, and the academic and research community.

The TFM was created by the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA) and launched by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in order to support SDG implementation. The mechanism consists of: a UN inter-agency task team on science, technology and innovation (STI) that currently includes 35 entities; an annual multi-stakeholder STI Forum for the SDGs (STI Forum); and an online platform to serve as a gateway for information on existing STI initiatives, mechanisms and programs. The 10-Member Multi-stakeholder Group advises the UN inter-agency Task Team on preparations for the annual meetings of the STI Forum and on the online platform.

The newly appointed members of the Group are: Heide Hackmann (South Africa); Agnes Kijazi (Tanzania); Huodong Guo (China); Michiharu Nakamura (Japan); Anne-Christine Ritschkoff (Finland); Špela Stres (Slovenia); José Ramón López-Portillo Romano (Mexico); Paulo Ernani Gadelha Vieira (Brazil); Vaughan Turekian (US); and Ada Yonath (Israel).

The first meeting of the Group will take place at UN Headquarters in New York, US, on 4 June 2018. The 2018 STI Forum will take place from 5-6 June, in New York, US. [DESA Press Release] [TFM Website] [STI Forum Website]


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