Commission on Science and Technology for Development

The United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) is a subsidiary body of the . 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.

优发国际官网UNCTAD is responsible for the substantive servicing of the Commission.


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Virtual Meeting due to COVID-19

Following consultations and advisories in view of the evolving situation concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Bureau of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) has decided to proceed with a reduced meeting of the twenty-third session over a period of three days, from 10 to 12 June, in a virtual format.

All formal decisions, including the adoption of the resolutions, will be made under silence procedure.

Information on how to attend the virtual meeting will be sent to Members nearer to the dates of the annual session.

The CSTD secretariat appreciates your kind support and understanding.

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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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