UNESCO Ministerial Round Table Breakfast at the ECOSOC High Level Segment
In 2012, the UN Secretary General appointed a Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) to provide him with advice on science, technology and innovation for sustainable development, especially on the critically important science-policy interface. The SAB is composed of 26 internationally renowned experts who cover a broad spectrum of scientific expertise and are able to work on the social, economic and ecological dimensions of sustainable development.
In an effort to promote the dialogue between governments, UN agencies, civil society, academia and members of the Secretary-General’s SAB on the issues pertaining to science and society, this Round Table Ministerial Breakfast will focus on the role of STI and the science-policy-society interface in ensuring a successful transition from MDGs to SDGs and in achieving the post 2015 agenda for all.
In the presence of SAB members, issues for discussion may include:
•How should national and international governance systems be adapted to support enhanced evidence based decision-making?
•What tools and mechanisms are available to strengthen the science policy dialogue at all levels, including in the context of ECOSOC and HLPF?
•How should international scientific collaboration better facilitate STI exchange in view of the achievement of SDGs?
•What best practices exits, including through international and regional cooperation, to build human and institutional capital for strong STI systems in the post 2015 era?