Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation (2016-2018), Second Meeting
26 - 27 January 2017
Room XVII, E-Building, Palais des Nations
The second meeting of the Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation of the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development will be held on 26 and 27 January 2017 in room XVII of the Palais des Nations, Geneva. It will commence at 10 a.m.
This meeting is the second in a series of meetings intended to facilitate the reporting of the Working Group to the twenty-first session of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development in 2018.
Background and purpose of the meeting
During its seventieth session, the General Assembly undertook a comprehensive review of the 10-year implementation of the World Summit on the Information Society outcomes.
In the outcome document of that review, General Assembly resolution 70/125 of 16 December 2015, the General Assembly requested the Chair of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development, through the Economic and Social Council, to establish a working group to develop recommendations on how to further implement enhanced cooperation as envisioned in the Tunis Agenda for the Information Society, taking into consideration the work that had been done on the matter thus far. Pursuant to this request, the Chair established the Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation on 2 May 2016.
The Working Group held its first meeting on 30 September 2016 (the Chair's Summary is annexed to this notification), at which it agreed on the following two questions that will guide the discussion at its second meeting:
What are the high-level characteristics of enhanced cooperation?
Taking into consideration the work of the previous Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation and the Tunis Agenda for the Information Society, particularly paragraphs 69-71, what kind of recommendations should be considered?
As a follow-up to the meeting, the Chair of the Working Group invited all stakeholders to submit their contributions to these two questions by e-mail to the Commission on Science and Technology for Development secretariat.
All contributions will be made available for consideration by the Working Group, in their original languages, unless requested otherwise.
The deadline to submit inputs is 15 December 2016.