The topics before the United Nations Economic and Social Council are ‘Investing in Science, Technology, and Innovation for the Youth’ and ‘Role of Family Planning in Social Development’. The United Nations Economic and Social Council is one of the six main departments of the United Nations, accountable for correlating the economic, social, and related work of 15 UN specialized agencies, their functional commissions, and five regional commissions. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a member of the council and hopes to take steps in solving the issue at hand today.
I. Investing in Science, Technology, and Innovation for the Youth
The impact of science, technology, and innovation (STI) rules the world now like never. Scientific discoveries and the headway of innovation keep on playing an enormous part in fortifying the human asset limit. ECOSOC has been proactively coordinating science training with the young by building up scientific institutions under the science, innovation, and innovation (STI) strategy in a large portion of the nations. Investment in STI is fundamental for monetary improvement and social advance. Research and development (R&D) can cultivate economic improvement by building greener, more comprehensive social orders. Both, public and private R&D should be managed by means of powerful strategies.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the African Union (AU) have emphasized on the importance of investing in STI in the Africa’s STI strategy for the year 2024 (STISA-2024). The AU Agenda 2063 perceives STI as multi-practical instruments and empowering influences for accomplishing mainland advancement objectives. The Agenda, further, underlines that Africa’s managed development, aggressiveness and monetary change requires managed interest in new advances and persistent advancement in regions, for example, farming, clean vitality, instruction, and wellbeing.
The STISA-2024 shall add to the accomplishment of the AU Vision (Figure 1). Because of the cross-cutting nature of STI, STISA-2024 is intended to meet the information, innovation and development requests in different AU financial and social division improvement structures. STISA-2024 has the main part to play in expanding effectiveness (and dispensing with duplication of exertion) in the plan and use of national, territorial and African Union approaches on STI.
Enhancing STI preparation in Africa as far as infrastructure, expert and specialized skill, also, entrepreneurial limit; and executing arrangements and projects in science, technology, and innovation that address societal needs in an all-encompassing and economical way.