UN Scientific Advisory Board convened for the first time – in Berlin.
The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) is a new body created by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. It is composed of 26 internationally leading scientists. The SAB is tasked with providing advice to the UN Secretary-General and the Executive Heads of UN organizations on strengthening the interface between science, policy and society, particularly in areas relevant to sustainable development.
The inaugural meeting of the SAB took place in Berlin on 30 and 31 January 2014 at the invitation of the German Federal Government. The session was organized by UNESCO, in cooperation with the German Federal Foreign Office and the German Commission for UNESCO.