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International Exhibition on Smart Technology for Sustainable Development & Procurement (STS&P 2017) to focuses on implementing the UN 2030 Agenda in South Korea

Saturday, November 18th, 2017
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In order to overcome the worldwide serious Poverty, Hunger, Disease and Environmental Pollution, a new type of industrial exhibition ‘International Exhibition on Smart Technology for Sustainable Development & Procurement(STS&P 2017)’ focusing on Sustainability Development Goals(SDGs), will be held in Songdo ConvensiA, Incheon, South Korea. It is to be for three days from November 30(Thu), 2017 to December 2(Sat), 2017.

‘STS&P 2017’ will exhibit all kinds of technologies and smart technologies necessary for implementing Sustainable Development and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change(UNFCCC). It will be also the place to share the information for implementing SDGs and UNFCCC, and to discuss how these international trends will affect mid-to long-term management strategies of various companies in the world.

South Korea is the only country in the world that has grown from an OECD beneficiary to a donor. It has significance that an international exhibition for sharing and developing international procurement resources is held in the country used to be the aid beneficiary of the UN and international organizations. It could be a precedent of international cooperation and an example of a virtuous cycle. In this context, the international attention is also expected.

STS&P 2017, which will be held for the first time this year, places priority on Asia and Africa as a major strategic region. Its goal is to become a brand exhibition for expansion of technology and procurement enterprises for sustainable development. Annually expanding its scope and scale, STS&P has a challenge to reach Latin America in 2018, and grow into the worldwide influential exhibition for sustainable development in 2019.

In addition, there will be a platform for SMEs, start-up companies and technology developers from a variety of countries to meet potential buyers-aid agencies, procurement officers and distributors in each country, development aid NPOs- and investors such as global financial institutions.
Until now, confirmed buyers are United Nations Procurement Division(UNPD), United Nations Development Programme(UNDP), United Nations Office for Project Services(UNOPS), The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development(IBRD), and SM Cares from Philippines. Inviting international development associations, non-profit organizations, and multinational corporations in and out of South Korea is actively going on.

STS&P Introduces development for human and technology for the planet, which are keys of the SDGs, in order to contribute to realizing and popularizing the abstract goals.

Sustainable Development Goals 17(SDGs 17) to Transform Our World

1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable
agriculture
3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning
opportunities for all
5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
8. promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive
employment and decent work for all
9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster
innovation
10. Reduce inequality within and among countries
11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for
sustainable development

More serious environmental pollution and economic polarization is, more eyes are getting on the word like ‘Sustainable development’ or ‘Shared values’. However, these words have not yet come to a clear and familiar form in the public. There is also a challenge to improve technologies of developing countries for SDGs. Accordingly, SDGs 17 press to make multidimensional, international cooperation to more actively share, utilize, and develop technologies for developing countries.

It is expected that STS&P will be one of the private platform for contribution to realizing and popularizing sustainable development by introducing and sharing concrete way-technologies, products and services- to implement SDGs across national boundaries.

Exhibition is planned to be held regularly held every year.

■ Inquiries: STS&P Secretariat
Phone: +82-(0)31-698-2572
Manager: Hong, Hansol
www.stsnp.com

 

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