“Equality and Parity in Science for Peace and Development”
8 - 9 February 2018
ECOSOC Chamber, United Nations Headquarters - New York City

Concept Note and Programme Agenda

The Forum is organized around the following themes:

  • Priority Theme:
    Equality and Parity in Science for Peace and Development

  • Review of relevant United Nations plans and programmes of action pertaining to the situation of
    Science, Technology and Innovation;

  • Understanding Equality and Parity in Science through capacity building, cooperation and data
    governance (gap in statistics, data to address policy concern, stakeholder coordination, data
    sharing/exchange, etc.)

  • Women in Science in Peacekeeping

Emerging issue:
  • Promoting Integrated Policies for Equality and Parity in Science for Achieving Implementation of the
    2030 Agenda through a “One UN” lens.

Specific topics and applications could include inter alia (i) global, regional or national status of women in
science, (ii) evaluation of the economic and social impact of Women in Science in Sustainable Development
Programmes and in Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) of the High-level Political Forum, (iii) measurement of
SDG indicators related to equality and parity in science, technology and innovation.  
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Día Internacional de la Mujer y la Niña en la Ciencia
Международный день женщин и девочек в науке
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