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Xiaolan Fu Invited to Join Group of High-Level Advisors to New UN Technology Facilitation Mechanism
We are delighted to announce that Professor Xiaolan Fu has been invited to join a group of 10 high-level advisors to the United Nations' new Technology Facilitation Mechanism (TFM).
The TFM was launched at the UN Summit on Sustainable Development in New York in September 2015. It seeks to promote science, technology and innovation (STI) to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and is seen as a key means of implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The mechanism comprises a UN inter-agency task team on STI; an annual multi-stakeholder forum; and an online platform as a gateway for information on existing STI initiatives, mechanisms and programmes.
Professor Fu is the only representative from the academic community in the 10-member group. Membership is approved and appointed by the Secretary General of the UN, Ban Ki-Moon.