News Article: "Scientists must strengthen focus on poverty and environment
28 June 2010
As part of its support to the Commonwealth Day theme “Science, Technology and Society”, the Commonwealth Foundation recently co-financed a three day international meeting at Wilton Park, UK on 24026 June, on the subject of “Science Diplomacy: Applying Science and Innovation to International Challenges”. Director Mark Collins was there.
In a wide-ranging debate on peace-building, management of international spaces, international treaties and other subjects, one clear priority was for science, technology and innovation (STI) to focus more strongly on poverty reduction, social justice and environmental sustainability, all areas where intergovernmental diplomacy and decision-making have not yet led to the transformational changes needed."