Regional consultation: Strengthening National Academies of Science in least developed countries in support of the 2030 Agenda

3 Feb 2020 to 4 Feb 2020
Bangkok, Thailand
By invitation only

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development emphasizes the essential role that science should play in creating the knowledge needed for realizing the vision of sustainability. The United Nations Secretary-General’s Scientific Advisory Board stated that science should be one of the most critical means of implementation for the Agenda 2030 and appealed for a new global research architecture that supports interdisciplinary collaboration and links science with both policy and society.

In this context, The United Nations Technology Bank for the Least Developed Countries and ESCAP will jointly a consultation meeting for the least developed countries (LDCs) in Asia and the Pacific. The objectives of the consultations are 1) to discuss the global and regional sustainable development agendas and the role that science must play in supporting them; 2) to exchange national and regional experiences of engagement of academies in national sustainable development agendas; and 3) to identify pilot countries for support in the establishment of academies of science and to strengthen the work programme of existing academies of science