Membership of the CSTD

The Commission has forty-three Member States elected by the Economic and Social Council for a term of four years. Experts nominated by their respective governments should possess the necessary qualifications and professional or scientific knowledge.

The Commission has:

  • Eleven members from African States
  • Nine members from Asia-Pacific States
  • Eight members from Latin American and Caribbean States
  • Five members from Eastern European States
  • Ten members from Western European and other States

At each session, the Commission elects a new Bureau (a Chairperson and four Vice-Chairpersons) for the next session. The Bureau assumes responsibilities for the forthcoming activities during the inter-sessional period.

Effective from 10 December 2020, the Council elected, by acclamation, Cameroon, as member of the Commission for a four-year term beginning on 1 January 2021. There remains one outstanding vacancy from Western European and Other States for a four-year term beginning on 1 January 2021.

(Last updated on 6 January 2021)

 

Membership

Region

Country

End of term

Africa

Botswana

2022

Burundi

2024

Cameroon

2024

Egypt

2022

Ethiopia

2022

Gambia

2024

Guinea

2024

Kenya

2022

Liberia

2022

Madagascar

2022

South Africa

2024

Asia-Pacific

China

2022

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

2022

Japan

2024

Nepal

2022

Oman

2022

Philippines

2024

Saudi Arabia

2024

Thailand

2022

Turkmenistan

2024

Eastern Europe

Belarus

2024

Hungary

2022

Latvia

2022

Romania

2022

Russian Federation

2024

Latin America and Caribbean

Brazil

2024

Cuba

2022

Dominican Republic

2022

Ecuador

2022

Guatemala

2024

Panama

2022

Paraguay

2024

Peru

2024

Western Europe and other States

Austria

2024

Belgium

2022

Canada

2022

Finland

2024

Portugal

2024

Switzerland

2024

Turkey

2022

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

2022

United States of America

2022