Membership of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development

The Commission has forty-three Member States elected by the Economic and Social Council 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.

Effective from 21 April 2020, the Council elected Austria, Belarus, Burundi, Finland, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea, Japan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Switzerland and Turkmenistan, by acclamation, to the Commission for a four-year term beginning on 1 January 2021. The Council postponed the election of one member from the African States, one member 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 2021.

(Last update 27 April 2020)

 

Membership

 

Region

Country

End of term

Africa

Botswana

2022

Burkina Faso

2020

Cameroon

2020

Democratic Republic of Congo

2020

Egypt

2022

Ethiopia

2022

Kenya

2022

Liberia

2022

Madagascar

2022

Nigeria

2020

South Africa

2024

Asia-Pacific

China

2022

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

2022

Japan

2024

Kazakhstan

2020

Nepal

2022

Oman

2022

Saudi Arabia

2024

Thailand

2022

Turkmenistan

2024

Eastern Europe

Hungary

2022

Latvia

2022

Romania

2022

Russian Federation

2024

Serbia

2020

Latin America and Caribbean

Brazil

2020

Chile

2020

Cuba

2022

Dominican Republic

2022

Ecuador

2022

El Salvador

2020

Mexico

2020

Panama

2022

Western Europe and other states

Austria

2024

Belgium

2022

Canada

2022

Finland

2024

Germany

2020

Portugal

2024

Switzerland

2024

Turkey

2022

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

2022

United States of America

2022

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