CSTD 19th Session

9 May 2016 - 13 May 2016

Geneva, Switzerland

The Commission on Science and Technology for Development's (CSTD) Nineteenth Session will take place on 9-13 May 2016 in Room XVIII, Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Commission will address two priority themes:

a. Smart cities and infrastructure
b. Foresight for digital development

The nineteenth session will 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 organisations. Most member states will be represented by high-level delegations.

The first day will consist of an opening ceremony and two ministerial roundtables, one entitled 'Implementing the post-2015 development agenda: moving from commitments to results', held in the morning, and another entitled 'Review of progress made in the implementation of WSIS outcomes', held in the afternoon.

The opening of the session will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, 9 May 2016.

For the source and more information, see the meeting webpage.