G-STIC at the 2019 STI Forum

The fourth STI Forum

Science, Technology and Innovation for ensuring inclusiveness and equality

The annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum) is a part of the Technology Facilitation Mechanism mandated by the 2030 Agenda.

The STI Forum provides a venue for facilitating interaction, matchmaking and the establishment of networks between relevant stakeholders and multi-stakeholder partnerships. All of this is done with a two-fold purpose in mind. First, it aims to identify and examine technology needs and gaps in terms of scientific cooperation, innovation and capacity-building. Second, it intends to facilitate the development, transfer and dissemination of relevant technologies for the Sustainable Development Goals.

The fourth STI Forum took place on 14-15 May 2019 in UN Headquarters, New York. This edition was dedicated to Science, Technology and Innovation for ensuring inclusiveness and equality, with a special focus on SDGs 4, 8, 10, 13, and 16.

SDG 4 - Quality education
SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth
SDG 10 - Reduced inequalities
SDG 13: Climate action
SDG 16 - Peace, justice & strong institutions

The G-STIC event at the STI Forum

Sharing the key findings of the 2018 G-STIC conference

The event organized by G-STIC on May 16, following the 2019 STI Forum, reported the key findings of the 2018 edition of the G-STIC conference.

As the 2018 G-STIC conference has shown, technological innovations exist all over the world that allow countries to jumpstart sustainable economic development and become market leaders in the emerging green economy. These innovations range from wastewater treatment, desalination, mining, carbon capture and use, to the application of big data, artificial intelligence, blockchain or 3D-printing.

This G-STIC event at the fourth STI Forum therefore showcased some of these market-ready integrated technological solutions. innovators and solutions providers from the health, energy, water and ICT sectors, provided concrete examples of doable ways to move societies and economies onto more sustainable development paths.

Presentations and panel discussions

Promoting inclusion and equity in technological systems

In line with the fourth STI Forum’s theme, the G-STIC event paid special attention to promoting inclusion and equity in technological systems. This included presentations by UN Women delegates looking into how to unlock the potential of women as a driver for sustainable technology. In addition, UNMGCY representatives discussed how youth can contribute to jumpstarting sustainable technologies for the SDGs.

An interactive panel discussion gave special attention to integrated technological solutions in action to achieve decent work and economic growth. Several case studies highlighted the importance of quality education in enabling youth to work and build economic resilience for themselves and their communities.

Presentations and panel discussions

Promoting inclusion and equity in technological systems

In line with the fourth STI Forum’s theme, the G-STIC event paid special attention to promoting inclusion and equity in technological systems. This included presentations by UN Women delegates looking into how to unlock the potential of women as a driver for sustainable technology. In addition, UNMGCY representatives discussed how youth can contribute to jumpstarting sustainable technologies for the SDGs.

An interactive panel discussion gave special attention to integrated technological solutions in action to achieve decent work and economic growth. Several case studies highlighted the importance of quality education in enabling youth to work and build economic resilience for themselves and their communities.

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