The International Innovation Agency ( the Agency ) is a non-for-profit association ( Verein ) formed in July 2020 drawing its mandate from A/RES/73/17 “ Impact of rapid technological change on the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and targets.”. Its mission is to support its Member-States achieve SDG targets for the benefit of youth, using science, technology and innovation as a conduct.

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July 23rd 2020

March 22nd 2022

190 United Nations members unanimously adopted the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The historical adoption of the SDG Agenda by the UN General Assembly approved seventeen (17) Sustainable Development Goals, a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all by 2030, replacing the 2015 MDGs​.

The United Nation adoption of the General Assembly Resolution 73/17 A/RES/73/17 

"Impact of rapid technological change on the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and targets" declared “ Science, technology and innovation for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and targets" as a cross-cutting theme” . 


A/RES/73/17 encouraged “ U.N Member-States to continue to consider the impact of key rapid technological changes on the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and targets in order to benefit from opportunities and address challenges, promote the development of national strategies and public policies, science, technology and innovation road maps, capacity-building and scientific engagement, and share best practices.”  

Mr Malick Maachi and Mr Perry Geerlings formed in Zug, Switzerland the International Innovation  Agency ( the Agency ) as a “not-for-profit” (Verein) multi-stakeholder initiative in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) drawing its mandate from A/RES/73/17 

The World Sport Alliance IGO (the "Alliance) appointed the Agency for an exclusive mandate to restructure the Alliance. This appointment provides the Agency with full power and authority to promote, represent, secure financing and otherwise restructure the Alliance until its next General Assembly.

In addition to being responsible for the financial engineering, funding and the management of Alliance assets, the Agency is now the exclusive global integrator of the Alliance and is responsible for the financing and integration of ventures and public-private-partnerships on all Alliance Member-States.

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Per our voluntary membership process any Country and State/Province may join and become a member of the Agency. 

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