Commission on Science and Technology for Development, twenty-fifth session


28 March - 01 April 2022
Palais des Nations
Geneva
, Switzerland

Outcome documents:


The Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) is a subsidiary body of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the United Nations focal point for science, technology and innovation (STI) for development, in analyzing how STI, including information and communications technologies (ICTs), serve as enablers of the 2030 Agenda.

It acts as a forum for strategic planning, sharing lessons learned and best practices, providing foresight about critical trends in STI in key sectors of the economy, the environment and society, and drawing attention to emerging and disruptive technologies.

Every year, the commission has two priority themes. For the twenty-fifth session, these are:

  1. Industry 4.0 for inclusive development.
     

  2. Science, technology and innovation for sustainable urban development in a post-pandemic world.

The Commission will also review the progress made in the implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society at the regional and international levels; and hear presentations on ongoing science, technology and innovation policy reviews.

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

Programme

28 March

  • Opening ceremony, followed by a dialogue between eminent economists and scientists on the opportunities of and challenges in scientific breakthroughs for sustainable development.

     

    Watch on UN Web TV

     

  • High-level round table on the role of science, technology, and innovation in Building back better from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while advancing the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Contribution of the Commission to the 2022 theme of the Economic and Social Council and the high-level political forum on sustainable development and the implementation of its 2021 Ministerial Declaration.

29 March

  • High-level session on Industry 4.0 for inclusive development.

30 March

  • High-level session on Science, technology and innovation for sustainable urban development in a post-pandemic world.

31 March

  • High-level session to review the progress made in the implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society at the regional and international levels.

1 April

  • Science, technology and innovation policy reviews.

Logistics

The session will be held with remote participation and limited physical participation at the Palais des Nations through a simultaneous interpretation platform in the six official languages of the United Nations on 28 March-1 April 2022 from 14:30 hrs to 16:30 hrs (Geneva time).

A link to the formal virtual meeting will be sent to registered participants, at the email address used for registration, one day in advance of the start of the session.

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(E/CN.16/2022/2) -  17 Jan 2022  -  Agenda item 3 
 
Held at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, from 17 to 19 November 2021
01 Feb 2022  -  Agenda item 3 
 
(E/CN.16/2022/1) -  14 Jan 2022
 
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01 Apr 2022
 
(E/CN.16/2022/INF.1) -  17 May 2022
 
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