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

24 - 28 February 2014
Room XXIV, Palais des Nations
, Switzerland

WGECThe 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 third 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

For all WGEC member State attendees who have a badge to enter the Palais des Nations, there is no need for registration at the gates to attend the meeting on 24-28 February 2014.

For all member State observers, if you have a badge to enter the Palais des Nations, there is no need for registration at the gates to attend the meeting on 24-28 February 2014. If you have delegates from the capitals who need badges, kindly see the process below.

For all other WGEC members who do not have badges that allow them entry into the Palais des Nations, we have made all necessary arrangements for badges to be issued at the Pregny Gate.

If you require a badge to enter the Palais, please complete the Conference Registration Form and submit it to by Thursday evening, 20 February, at the latest, if you wish that your badges are prepared in advance for collection at Pregny gate any time after 20 February. Please note that you need to present the original registration form and your Personal Identification to the Pregny Gate when you collect your badges.

If you do not submit this form by Thursday, 20 February, we request you to fill in and bring the registration form with you to the Pregny Gate. We kindly request you to arrive sufficiently early on 24 February (if possible, between 8:30-9:00) to Pregny Gate with your invitation letter and personal ID so that the badge process can be completed in time.

For all other observers, the first twenty-five registrations received by the Secretariat on a first-come, first-served basis will be notified to the Pregny Gate. The same procedure as specified above for all WGEC members who need badges applies to observers as well.

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

Sincerely yours,
Peter Major
Chair of the WGEC

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Commission on Science and Technology for Development



Ms. Anne Miroux
Director of UNCTAD Division on Technology and Logistics and Head of the CSTD Secretariat


Ms. Padmashree Gehl Sampath
Chief, UNCTAD Science and Technology Section, CSTD Secretariat