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Events & Publications on the topic: STI and SDGs

Leveraging Technology for the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing

The world is experiencing a rapid demographic transition towards an ageing population. In particular, North-East Asia is home to around one third of all older persons aged 65 and above in the world. While rising life expectancy is one of humanity’s major achievements, population ageing presents unprecedented economic and social challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic further changes the socio-economic life of older persons, poses a high risk to their health and well-being, and impedes their ability to stay active and socially connected.

The Future is Equal: Gender Equality in the Technology Industry

In view of the rapid digital transformation and digital divide, the importance of diversity and inclusion is magnified in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. In particular, the existing underrepresentation of women in the technology industry, which may marginalize women in the future of work, warrants special attention. Furthermore, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought a disproportionate impact on women and exacerbated gender inequality embedded in the social structure.

ESCAP and Mahidol University signed a memorandum of agreement to establish SDG Solutions Lab in Thailand

Mrs. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, ESCAP Executive Secretary, and Prof. Banchong Mahaisavariya, M.D., President of Mahidol University witnessed signing of a Memorandum of Agreement  on SDG Solutions Lab by Mr. Adnan H. Aliani, Director, Strategy and Programme Management Division, ESCAP and Assoc. Prof. Jackrit Suthakorn, Ph.D., Dean of Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University. 

Committee on Information and Communications Technology, Science, Technology and Innovation, Third Session

The Committee on Information and Communications Technology, Science, Technology and Innovation, Third Session will be held at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok from 19 to 20 August 2020 virtually via video conference. Bangkok-based representatives from member States and international organizations are welcome to participate in person at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok. Provisional agenda

AI for Social Good Project Kick-off Meeting

ESCAP’s project with Google and APRU (Association of Pacific Rim Universities) aims to build a network of researchers exploring AI for social good that can conduct research relevant for policy makers. As part of this partnership, 8 research projects are being sponsored.

Asia-Pacific Business Forum (APBF) 2019

UN ESCAP is collaborating with the Government of Papua New Guinea and the Papua New Guinea Investment and Promotion Authority to jointly organize the APBF 2019 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea on 21-21 June, 2019. The Forum is also being supported by Pacific Trade and Invest of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat; the Business Council of Papua New Guinea; the Papua New Guinea Chamber of Commerce and Industry; and the Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce and Industry.