Commission on Science and Technology for Development

The United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) is a subsidiary body of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). It holds an annual intergovernmental forum for discussion on timely and pertinent issues affecting science, technology and development.

Its members are composed of national Governments, however civil society contributes to discussions which take place. Strong links exist with other UN bodies (The Commission on Status of Women, Regional Commissions, ITU, UNESCO).

Outcomes of the CSTD include providing the United Nations General Assembly and ECOSOC with high-level advice on relevant science and technology issues.

UNCTAD is responsible for the substantive servicing of the Commission.

 

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 News

 
Blog
17 May 2019New solutions to tackle development challenges
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17 May 2019New policy review framework balances development objectives
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 CSTD Dialogue

 
CSTD Dialogue
 

The CSTD Dialogue brings together leaders and experts to address what must be done to ensure that the potential offered by science, technology and innovation towards achieving the SDGs is ultimately realized.

 
 
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