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UN Tech Event to Spotlight Green Start-up Solutions

Geneva, Switzerland, (13 May 2019) -

Solar pioneer Bertrand Piccard, UNCTAD Deputy Secretary-General Isabelle Durant and the Minister of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology of Botswana, Thapelo Olopeng will discuss the role of start-ups in addressing today's most pressing development challenges at a Special Event on 14 May 2019 during the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD).

After the short debate, six dynamic start-ups will share their innovative solutions to sustainable development challenges and discuss their proposed technologies designed to change the way power is delivered in developing nations and across the world.

The CSTD is the United Nations' home for discussions on science and technology - what's new, what matters, what's changing and what the impact is - and how this affects development and a sustainable future for all.

The 22nd session of the CSTD will take place from 13 to 17 May 2019, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.

Event details:


Tuesday, 14 May 2019


8.30 to 10am


Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland



For further information or to request interviews with UNCTAD experts, please contact the UNCTAD Press Office (+41 22 917 5828/5549/5166, unctadpress@unctad.org).


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