Fourth meeting of the Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation (WGEC) of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development

30 April - 02 May 2014
Room XXV, Palais des Nations
, Switzerland

The sixty-seventh session of the General Assembly, held on 21 December 2012, adopted resolution 67/195 which invited the Chair of the CSTD to establish the Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation.

In view of this request, on 22 March 2013, the Chair of the CSTD announced the establishment of the Working Group with the following composition: 22 Member States (four per regional group, plus the two that have hosted the World Summit on the Information Society); five representatives from the private sector; five representatives from civil society; five representatives from the technical and academic communities; and five representatives from intergovernmental and international organizations.



This meeting is the fourth in a series of meetings intended for an exchange of views among stakeholders and to report the outcomes to the CSTD at its seventeenth session in 2014.

Participation and Registration

Participants will receive a copy of their registration form in pdf format. Those without access badges to the Palais des Nations should present the registration form at the Security Pregny Gate in exchange for the entrance badges.

Members States non-members of the WGEC are invited to participate in the meeting as observers.

Also, representatives from non-governmental entities non-members of the WGEC are invited to participate in the meeting as observers. Due to space limitations, only the first twenty-five on-line registrations will be approved on a first-come first-served basis.

Participation via WebEx

For those unable to attend in person, remote participation to the meeting will be available through WebEx. If you would like to receive information about this mechanism for participation, please send an email to [email protected] by 20 April 2014.

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Ms Mervi Kultamaa
WSIS Coordinator
Science, Technology and ICT Branch
[email protected]