Membership of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development

The Commission has forty-three Member States elected by ECOSOC for a term of four years. Experts nominated by their respective governments should possess the necessary qualifications and professional or scientific knowledge.

The Commission has:

  • Eleven members from African States
  • Nine members from Asia-Pacific States
  • Eight members from Latin American and Caribbean States
  • Five members from Eastern European States
  • Ten members from Western European and other States

On 8th December 2016, the Council elected Chile for a term beginning on 1 January 2017 and expiring on 31 December 2020. The election of three outstanding vacancies, including one member each from the African States, Latin American and Caribbean States, and Western European and Other States, were postponed.

At each session, the Commission elects a new Bureau (a Chairperson and four Vice-Chairpersons) for the next session. The Bureau assumes responsibilities for the forthcoming activities during the inter-sessional period.

(last update 13 January 2017)
Membership as of 1 January 2017
Region Country End of term
Africa Angola 2018
Burkina Faso 2020
Cameroon 2020
Côte d'Ivoire 2018
Democratic Republic of Congo 2020
Kenya 2018
Mauritania 2018
Mauritius 2018
Nigeria 2020
Uganda 2018
Asia-Pacific China 2018
India 2018
Iran (Islamic Republic of) 2018
Japan 2020
Kazakhstan 2020
Pakistan 2018
Saudi Arabia 2020
Thailand 2018
Turkmenistan 2020
Eastern Europe Bulgaria 2018
Hungary 2020
Latvia 2018
Poland 2018
Russian Federation 2020
Latin America and Caribbean Bolivia (Plurinational State of) 2018
Brazil 2020
Chile 2020
Cuba 2018
Dominican Republic 2018
El Salvador 2020
Peru 2018
Western Europe and other states Austria 2020
Canada 2018
Germany 2020
Portugal 2020
Sweden 2018
Switzerland 2020
Turkey 2018
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 2018
United States of America 2018


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