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Commission on Science and Technology for Development, twelfth session
24 - 29 May 2009
Palais des Nations

Key Issues

The Commission will undertake a review of progress made in the implementation of and follow-up to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) outcomes at the regional and international levels.

 
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The Commission will also address the following substantive themes:

  • Development-oriented policies for a socio-economically inclusive information society, including access, infrastructure and an enabling environment

  • Science, technology and engineering for innovation and capacity-building in education and research

  • Presentation of reports on science, technology and innovation policy reviews

The twelfth session is open to the following observers:

  • Representatives of non-member States of the Commission

  • Participants from Intergovernmental Organizations

  • NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC

  • NGOs, civil society and business entities that were accredited to the World Summit on the Information Society (ECOSOC decision 2008/217, valid for the twelfth and thirteenth session)

  • Business sector entities including the private sector and academic entities including academies of science and engineering, that had not been accredited to the World Summit on the Information Society, and that have expressed or are expressing the wish to participate in the work of the Commission (ECOSOC decisions 2007/216 and 2008/218). Their participation is subject to prior approval by ECOSOC.

The outcome of the deliberations will be submitted to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

For further information, please contact:

Mr. Mongi Hamdi
Head of the CSTD Secretariat; and
Head of the Science, Technology and ICT branch
Division for Technology and Logistics (DTL)
UNCTAD

T.: 41-22-917-5069
E.: mongi.hamdi@unctad.org

Agenda

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Notification

The twelfth session of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development will be held in Geneva from 25 to 29 May 2009.

The Commission will review the progress made in the implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) at the regional and international levels.

The Commission will also address the following topics:

  • Development-oriented policies for a socio-economically inclusive information society, including policies relating to access, infrastructure and an enabling environment.
  • Science, technology and engineering for innovation and capacity-building in education and research.

Participants will include representatives of Governments, civil society, the private sector and international organizations.

The session will open at 10 a.m. on Monday, 25 May, in Room XIX of the Palais des Nations. The first day will consist of an opening ceremony and a ministerial high-level segment.

The second day will consist of two multi-stakeholder panels on mobile telephony and on e-health. The panel on mobile telephony will be organized in close collaboration with the International Telecommunication Union and the Global Alliance of ICT for Development (GAID), and the panel on e-health will be organized jointly with the World Health Organization and GAID. Participants will be representatives of business entities, civil society, Governments, international and regional organizations and WSIS Action Line facilitators.

The text of the related note verbale dispatched from New York by the Secretary-General of the United Nations is attached for information.

A list of the States members of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development is also attached. Travel expenses (but not per diem) are paid by UNCTAD for one representative of each member of the Commission. International organizations and States members of UNCTAD that are not members of the Commission may attend the session as observers on the understanding that the cost of their attendance will be borne by their authorities. Please inform the secretariat before 30 April 2009 of the composition of your delegation and the name of the focal point for the session, so that the necessary arrangements for their participation can be made.

Any questions about the preparations for the twelfth session of the Commission should be addressed to Mr. Mongi Hamdi: tel.: +41 (0)22 917 5069; fax: +41 (0)22 917 0052; e-mail: mongi.hamdi@unctad.org.

(signed)

Supachai Panitchpakdi
Secretary-General of UNCTAD
14 April 2009


States members of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development

Argentina Israel
Austria Jamaica
Belarus Jordan
Belgium Latvia
Brazil Lesotho
Burkina Faso Malaysia
Chile Mali
China Oman
Costa Rica Pakistan
Cuba Philippines
Democratic Republic of the Congo Russian Federation
Dominican Republic Slovakia
El Salvador South Africa
Equatorial Guinea Sri Lanka
Eritrea Sudan
Finland Switzerland
France Tunisia
Germany Turkey
Ghana Uganda
India United States of America
Iran (Islamic Republic of) (41)

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