Signing Ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding between ESCAP and STEPI

7 Feb 2018
Seoul, Republic of Korea

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 7 February in Seoul, Republic of Korea to promote science, technology and innovation (STI) as a key means of implementation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, United Nations Under Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of ESCAP, noted the history of collaboration between ESCAP and STEPI and extended an invitation to deepen their engagement of using STI policy for sustainable development. She also emphasized the proposed project of establishing an Asia-Pacific Network of STI Policy Institutes.