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UN readies tool to widen Science and Technology access.

A UN programme to improve access to research funding and technology for poor nations is set for approval this week, according to sources close to the negotiations.

The Technology Facilitation Mechanism will include a website and, possibly, a mobile phone app that will unite all UN programmes related to science and research and development. It will also map global science performance and collate open access technologies and science publications to make it easier for researchers in developing countries to access them, says the draft agreement for this week’s Financing for Development conference in Ethiopia. Read…

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