The Secretary-General of UNCTAD presents his compliments and has the honour to inform Governments and organizations concerned that the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development will hold a Panel Meeting on Promoting the Application of Science and Technology to Meet the Development Goals contained in the Millennium Declaration in Tunis, Tunisia, from 29 to 31 October 2003.
The Panel will address policies and measures that can lead to: (a) improving the policy environment for the application of science and technology to development by identifying potential risks and benefits of new and emerging technologies; (b) strengthening basic and applied research in developing countries and international scientific networking; (c) strengthening technology support institutions and science advisory mechanisms, building human capacity, identifying new technologies and applications, and encouraging international collaboration to support research in neglected fields; and (d) promoting universal Internet access at affordable costs and building strategic partnerships in the field of science and technology for development and capacity building for competitiveness.
UNCTAD will pay for the travel and per diem of invited participants who are members of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD). Non-CSTD members are welcome to participate on the understanding that the cost of their attendance will be borne by their authorities. A complete list of CSTD members is attached.
Interested parties may inform the UNCTAD secretariat, c/o Mr. Mongi Hamdi, Chief, Science and Technology Section, Policy and Capacity-building Branch, Division on Investment, Technology and Enterprise Development, Office E-9086, Palais des Nations, CH - 1211 Geneva 10,
tel.: +41(0)22 917 5069, fax: + 41(0)22 917 0122, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com before 26 September 2003.
4 September 2003
COMMISSION ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR DEVELOPMENT (CSTD)
Current list of Members