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Commission on Science and Technology for Development, twenty-third session
23 - 27 March 2020
Palais des Nations
Geneva, Switzerland

Key Issues

The twenty-third session of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development will be held in Geneva from 23 to 27 March 2020.

The Commission will address two priority themes:

  1. Harnessing rapid technological change for inclusive and sustainable development.

  2. Exploring space technologies for sustainable development and the benefits of international research collaboration in this context.

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The Commission will also review progress made in the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society and listen to presentations on science, technology and innovation policy reviews of Ethiopia, Panama and Uganda.

Participants will include representatives of Governments, civil society, the private sector and international organizations.

The session will open at 10 a.m. on Monday, 23 March 2020, in room XX of the Palais des Nations. The first day will consist of an opening ceremony, which will include a dialogue between eminent scientists on the opportunities and challenges of scientific breakthroughs for sustainable development, and two high-level events: “Harnessing frontier and space technologies for accelerating progress towards the SDGs,” to be held in the morning, and “Exploring space technologies for sustainable development and the benefits of international research collaboration in this context,” to be held in the afternoon.

The meeting will be served in a paper smart manner.

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Language(s):English; French; Spanish; Chinese; Russian; Arabic;
Contact:

Mr. Angel Gonzalez-Sanz,
Head, Science, Technology and ICT Branch
Division on Technology and Logistics

and

Ms. Dong Wu
Chief, Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Section
Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Switzerland
Tel: +41 (0) 22 917 4171
Fax: +41 (0) 22 917 0052

E-mail: stdev@unctad.org

 

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

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