2021 Resolution on science, technology and innovation for sustainable development

76th UNGA

Analysis of precedential value

This res­o­lu­tion was adopted by the UN Gen­eral Assem­bly (UNGA) with­out a gen­eral vote in Decem­ber 2021. The UNGA is the pre­em­i­nent gov­ern­ing body of the UN sys­tem and con­sists of all 193 UN Mem­ber States.

Used as precedent

access to health products, technology transfer

Reaf­firm­ing that the cre­ation, devel­op­ment and dif­fu­sion of new inno­va­tions and tech­nolo­gies and asso­ci­ated know-how, includ­ing the trans­fer of tech­nol­ogy on mutu­ally agreed terms, are pow­er­ful dri­vers of eco­nomic growth and sus­tain­able devel­op­mentRec­og­niz­ing also the impor­tance of sup­port­ing poli­cies and activ­i­ties of devel­op­ing coun­tries in the fields of sci­ence, tech­nol­ogy and inno­va­tion through North-South, South-South and tri­an­gu­lar coop­er­a­tion in the areas of finan­cial and tech­ni­cal assis­tance, capac­ity-build­ing and tech­nol­ogy trans­fer on mutu­ally agreed termsUnder­scores the need to adopt sci­ence, tech­nol­ogy and inno­va­tion strate­gies as inte­gral ele­ments of national sus­tain­able devel­op­ment plans and strate­gies that help to strengthen knowl­edge-shar­ing on mutu­ally agreed terms and col­lab­o­ra­tion and scale up invest­ment in sci­ence, tech­nol­ogy, engi­neer­ing and math­e­mat­ics edu­ca­tion, and enhance tech­ni­cal, voca­tional and ter­tiary edu­ca­tion and train­ing

access to health products, local and regional manufacturing, technology transfer

Also encour­ages Mem­ber States to pro­mote local inno­va­tion capa­bil­i­ties for inclu­sive and sus­tain­able eco­nomic devel­op­ment by bring­ing together local sci­en­tific, voca­tional and engi­neer­ing knowl­edge, mobi­liz­ing resources from mul­ti­ple chan­nels, improv­ing infor­ma­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tions tech­nol­ogy and sup­port­ing infra­struc­ture devel­op­ment