The Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) is a subsidiary body of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the UNs focal point for science, technology and innovation (STI) for development. It is a forum for strategic planning, sharing lessons learned and best practices, providing foresight about critical trends in STI in key sectors of the economy, the environment and society, and drawing attention to emerging and disruptive technologies.
This year it is its twenty-fifth session, and its two themes are:
- Industry 4.0 for inclusive development.
- Science, technology and innovation for sustainable urban development in a post-pandemic world.
The Commission reviews the progress made in the implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society [WSIS} at the regional and international levels; and hear presentations on ongoing science, technology and innovation policy reviews.
It will start March 28-April 1st.