39th Session of the General Conference

Tuesday, 7th November 2017

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Highlights

  • The Global Observatory of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy Instruments (GO-SPIN) gathered 85 delegates and hosted a round table with the implementing countries, Botswana, Guatemala and Zimbabwe, along with donor country, Sweden. They discussed and shared their views on the impact of the GO-SPIN programme on national STI systems and its potential contribution to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  The event was also an occasion to demonstrate the new GO-SPIN online platform, which will be accessible from April 2018. It gathers information on STI policies and policy instruments for over 50 countries in Latin America, Africa, the Arab States and Asia.
  • Photo scroll on Malian cultural heritage printed on Korean traditional paper, Hanji, were dedicated to UNESCO, in the presence of the Mayor of Jeonju City, and the President of the Religious Peace Committee, Republic of Korea. The dedication is a follow-up to the project “Pedagogical Supports based on African Cultural Heritage in Post-Conflict Situations”, supported by Korean partners. It symbolizes the innovative encounter of Korean and African cultural heritage.