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

The Commission will address two priority themes:

  1. The role of science, technology and innovation in increasing substantially the share of renewable energy by 2030
  2. Building digital competencies to benefit from existing and emerging technologies, with special focus on gender and youth dimensions

The twenty-first session will also review the progress made in the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).

In addition, the Commission will hear presentations on national science, technology and innovation policy reviews.

Participants will include ministers and representatives of governments, civil society, the business community, academia and international and regional organizations. Most member States will be represented by high-level delegations.

The first day will consist of an opening ceremony and two high-level sessions:

  • The role of science, technology and innovation in supporting sustainable and resilient societies, to be held in the morning
  • The Impact of rapid technological change on the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, to be held in the afternoon

The opening of the session will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, 14 May 2018.

The meeting will be served in a paper smart manner.


Register online for this meeting here!