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(1st meeting) Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs - ECOSOC, 2017 session
15 May 2017 -  This is the second annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum). The STI forum takes place once a year to discuss science, technology and innovation cooperation around thematic areas for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Opening segment
Statements
His Excellency Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava (Zimbabwe), President of the Economic and Social Council
His Excellency Peter Thomson, President of the seventy-first session of the General Assembly
Mr. Thomas Gass, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and InterAgency Affairs, Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Mr. Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (video message)
Session 1: Harnessing science, technology and innovation for the sustainable development goals – the key to unlocking science, technology and innovation potentials
Session 2: Science, technology and innovation challenges and solutions for the six selected sustainable development goals
Session 2 (a): Key priorities for engaging science, technology and innovation to end poverty in all its forms everywhere (Goal 1)
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