Dear Members of the CSTD,
Thank you for your feedback on the Note, dated 8 January 2013, which I distributed on 14 January 2013, regarding the composition of the CSTD working group on enhanced cooperation.
On the basis of this feedback, please find attached the Note on Composition and Guidelines for the CSTD working group on enhanced cooperation.
I would like to invite the regional and stakeholder groups to hold consultations on which respective representatives they would like to be considered for the working group, keeping in mind paragraph 21 of the General Assembly resolution 67/195.
To facilitate these consultations, I have designated focal points for each regional and stakeholder group.
I am happy to share with you the timeline I would like to follow:
|8 March 2013:
||Deadline for the regional and stakeholder groups to finish consultations on their representatives and send the results to email@example.com, with a copy to the UNCTAD secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com |
|11-15 March 2013:
||I will announce the final composition of the working group and the Chair of the working group|
||First meeting of the working group (pending availability of resources)|
|30-31 May 2013:
||Second meeting of the working group (just before the 16th session of the CSTD in June)|
Miguel Palomino de la Gala
Chairman, the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development