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United Nations Appoints Karen Scrivener to High-level Group to Champion Sustainable Development Goals

Karen Scrivener, LC3 Project Director and Professor at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), has been selected by the United Nations Secretary-General for the Group of Ten High-level Representatives of Civil Society, Private Sector and Scientific Community to Promote Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (10-Member Group).


Scrivener is a world-leading scholar and researcher in the field of cementitious materials and sustainable development. Her work on developing innovative, environmentally friendly building materials has not only contributed to the reduction of carbon emissions in the construction industry but has also improved the quality and longevity of structures worldwide.


The United Nations Secretary-General announced the appointment of the United Nations Group of Ten High-level Representatives of Civil Society, Private Sector, and Scientific Community to Promote Science, Technology, and Innovation for the SDGs (10-Member-Group) for a term from 2024 to 2025. This pivotal group is a central component of the UN Technology Facilitation Mechanism, designed to harness multi-stakeholder collaboration for sustainable development.


The 10-Member-Group comprises eminent experts from diverse geographic and disciplinary backgrounds from both developing and developed countries. Each member, recognized for their international excellence in science or technology, brings a wealth of experience and insight from civil society, the private sector, and the scientific community, underscoring the inclusive and comprehensive approach the UN is taking towards sustainable development.


Their mandate is to work closely with the UN Inter-agency Task Team on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (IATT), providing guidance, ideas, and recommendations on science, technology and innovation issues and their impacts on sustainable development.


For more information on the members and goals, see https://bit.ly/3T8N7W3.

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