unctad.org | Commission on Science and Technology for Development, twenty-first session
Commission on Science and Technology for Development, twenty-first session
14 - 18 May 2018
Palais des Nations
Geneva, Switzerland

Key Issues

The Commission will address two priority themes:

  1. The role of science, technology and innovation in increasing substantially the share of renewable energy by 2030

  2. Building digital competencies to benefit from existing and emerging technologies, with special focus on gender and youth dimensions

The twenty-first session will also 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 high-level sessions:

  • The role of science, technology and innovation in supporting sustainable and resilient societies, to be held in the morning

  • The Impact of rapid technological change on the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, to be held in the afternoon

Commodities
Downloads:

The opening of the session will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, 14 May 2018.

The meeting will be served in a paper smart manner.

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Agenda

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(E/CN.16/2018/INF.1) - 10/10/2018 - 370 KB  
 
(E/CN.16/2018/CRP.1) - 27/04/2018 - 317 KB - Agenda item 2 
 
(E/CN.16/2018/CRP.3) - 03/05/2018 - 374 KB - Agenda item 2 
 
(E/CN.16/2018/CRP.2) - 03/05/2018 - 406 KB - Agenda item 2 
 
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Programme

Statements

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Presentations

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15/05/2018 - 480KB - Agenda item 3
 
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Language(s):English; French; Spanish; Chinese; Russian; Arabic;
Contact:

CSTD secretariat
Division on Technology and Logistics
UNCTAD
Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Switzerland


Ms. Dong Wu
Chief, Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Section
Tel: +41 (0) 22 917 4171
Fax: +41 (0) 22 917 0052

E-mail: stdev@unctad.org

Related Sites:

Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD)

The United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development is a subsidiary body of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

Commission on Science and Technology for Development 
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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