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 this year will discuss SDGs 6,7,11,12 and 15.
Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably
This also aligns with the SDGs taken into evaluation in the UN calendar events like ECOSOC youth forum, Integration Segement of ECOSOC and the High Level Political Forum (HLPF). Last year, the SDGs considered were 1, 2, 3, 5, 9 and 14. The evaluation of the SDGs this year will build up on that and follow a similar process.
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.
There is an open call for many opportunities for young people to get engaged in the forum in 2018. These opportunities are facilitated by the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth.
Call for youth speakers : Find the application here
Call for youth innovations : Find the application here
Call for participants : Find the application here