unctad.org | Commission on Science and Technology for Development, Twentieth Session
Commission on Science and Technology for Development, Twentieth Session
08 - 12 May 2017
Palais des Nations
Geneva, Switzerland

Key Issues

The Commission will address two priority themes, namely:

  • New innovation approaches to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

  • The role of science, technology and innovation in ensuring food security by 2030

The twentieth 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:

  • Contribution of the Commission to the 2017 theme of the Economic and Social Council, "Eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions through promoting sustainable development, expanding opportunities and addressing related challenges", to be held in the morning.

  • Review of progress made in the implementation of World Summit on the Information Society outcomes, to be held in the afternoon.

Technology for food security

The opening of the session will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, 8 May 2017.

The meeting will be served in a paper smart manner.



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CSTD secretariat
Division on Technology and Logistics
Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10
E-mail: stdev@unctad.org
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
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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