FMSTAN meeting – May 2018 – UN CSTD, Geneva

In May 2018, FMSTAN was invited to host their next meeting in the margins of the 21st session of the UN’s Commission on Science & Technology for Development (CSTD). The 2-day meeting in Geneva brought together representatives from the foreign ministries of 18 countries, as well as important guests from the World Bank, CERN, and CSTD among others, to discuss the challenges and opportunities of Science Diplomacy, the role of science in the SDGs, disruptive technology and transnational advice in emergencies. 

The workshop was widely considered the network’s best and most engaging meeting to date and represents the ongoing growth and value of a high-level group devoted to the role of science and evidence provision in countries’ foreign ministries.