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

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.

On 16th April 2018 the Council was informed that Hungary would resign from its seat on the Commission effective 31 December 2018. The Council then elected, by acclamation, Serbia to complete the term of office of Hungary (expiring on 31 December 2020).

The Council subsequently elected the following States, for a four-year term beginning 1 January 2019 and expiring on 31 December 2022: Belgium, Botswana, Canada, China, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Hungary, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Kenya, Latvia, Liberia, Nepal, Romania, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The Council postponed the election of one member from the African States, one member from the Asia Pacific States, three members from the Latin American and Caribbean States, and one member from the Western European and other States for a four-year term beginning on 1 January 2019 and expiring 31 December 2022.

The Council also elected Finland, by acclamation, to fill an outstanding vacancy for a term beginning on the date of election and expiring on 31 December 2020.

 (last update 25 April 2018)

 

Membership

 

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

South Africa

2020

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

Mexico

2020

Peru

2018

Western Europe and other states

Austria

2020

Canada

2018

Finland

2020

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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