3 March 2021, Geneva, Switzerland - The year-long global fight to contain and eliminate the threat of SARS-CoV-2 overshadowed international efforts to achieve the SDGs of Agenda2030. The world needs the brightest minds to step into leadership roles at the forefront of the transformational change required to realize the ambitious goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In the field of science, technology and innovation, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Targets 17.6 and 17.8 respectively, aim to “enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation and enhance knowledge sharing on mutually agreed terms, including through improved coordination among existing mechanisms, in particular at the United Nations level, and through a global technology facilitation mechanism” and to “fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism for LDC by 2017 and enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology”.
To that end, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is proud to present the Executive Summer Programme on Innovations in Science Diplomacy. Launched at the initiative of the Science Diplomacy Center, it will be delivered in partnership with the Program on Negotiation (PON) at Harvard Law School, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston), Boston University (BU), the Science Diplomacy Center and swissnex Boston.
The programme will be delivered online from 21 June – 2 July 2021, and will triangulate education, research and leadership. The objective of this Programme is to prepare the next generation of world leaders in the field of science diplomacy, technology and innovations, contribute to informed decision-making, and provide leadership with science-diplomacy networks that build common interests across our globally-interconnected civilization.
At the end of the Executive Summer Programme on Innovations in Science Diplomacy, successful participants will receive a certificate of participation. Certificates will be awarded and signed by UNITAR, and faculty from the Program on Negotiation (PON) at the Harvard Law School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston), Boston University (BU), the Science Diplomacy Center and swissnex Boston.
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