unctad.org | Commission on Science and Technology for Development, Nineteenth Session
Commission on Science and Technology for Development, Nineteenth Session
09 - 13 May 2016
Room XVIII, Palais des Nations
Geneva, Switzerland

Key Issues

Outcome documents:


The Commission will address two priority themes, namely:

  1. Smart cities and infrastructure

  2. Foresight for digital development

The nineteenth session will review the progress made in the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).

In addition, the Commission will hear presentations on national science, technology and innovation policy reviews.

Participants will include Ministers and representatives of governments, civil society, the business community, academia and international and regional organizations. Most member States will be represented by high-level delegations.

The first day will consist of an opening ceremony and two ministerial roundtables, one entitled "Implementing the post-2015 development agenda: moving from commitments to results", held in the morning, and another entitled "Review of progress made in the implementation of WSIS outcomes", held in the afternoon.

The opening of the session will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, 9 May 2016.



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Language(s):English; French; Spanish; Chinese; Russian; Arabic;
Mr. Taffere Tesfachew
Acting Director, Division on Technology and Logistics
Director, Division on Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes
Ms. Dong Wu
Chief, Science and Technology Section
Tel: +41 (0) 22 917 4171
Fax: +41 (0) 22 917 0052
E-mail: dong.wu@unctad.org
CSTD secretariat
Division on Technology and Logistics
Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10
E-mail: stdev@unctad.org
Covid-19 Advisory
In view of the current situation concerning the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), it has been decided in the public interest to postpone all UNCTAD meetings scheduled in May 2020, including those listed below. New dates will be communicated in due time.
  • Multi-year Expert Meeting on Trade, Services and Development (5 to 6 May 2020)
  • Short course for Geneva-based delegates - Para 166 (8 May 2020)
  • Multi-year Expert Meeting on Investment, Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Productive Capacity-building and Sustainable Development (13 May 2020)
  • UNCTAD ad-hoc meetings
Please consult the information on COVID-19 for meeting participants here.

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