WCCE attends UN's Second Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals

The second annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum) took place on 16-17 May 2017 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The theme of the 2017 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) is "Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world", and the Member States have decided that the HLPF 2017 shall focus on six SDGs (1, 2, 3, 5, 9 and 14) in addition to SDG 17 that will be considered at each HLPF. In this context, the following topic may be considered for the STI Forum 2017: "Science, Technology and Innovation for a Changing World - Focus on SDGs 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, and 14".

WCCE was represented by our President, Alfonso González. The objective of our attendance is to show the commitment of WCCE and its members organizations to UN's Sustainable Development Goals and contribute for its accomplishment.

The UN Inter-Agency Task Team on STI for SDGs (IATT) was mandated to work with the 10 representatives from civil society, private sector and scientific community to prepare the STI Forum. H.E. Mr. Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava, the President of ECOSOC, reappointed  H.E. Mr. Macharia Kamau, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kenya to the United Nations and  Dr. Vaughan Turekian, the Science and Technology Adviser to the US Secretary of State, to act as co-chairs for the 2017 STI forum.

Further information on UN's Sustainable Development Goals can be consulted in the following link.