First meeting of the CSTD Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation

Geneva, Switzerland

The first meeting of the Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation (WGEC) of the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) will be held on 30 September 2016, in Geneva, Switzerland.

WGEC was establied on the basis of the UN General Assembly Resolution A/70/125 (the outcome document of the review of the ten-year implementation of the World Summit on the Information Society), with the aim to develop recommendations on how to further implement enhanced cooperation on public policy issues pertaining to the Internet, as envisioned in the Tunis Agenda for the Information Society, taking into consideration the work that has been done on this matter. The resolution also requested the group to decide at the outset of its working methods, and to ensure the full involvment of all relevant stakeholders, taking into account all their views and expertise. 

The group, whose composition was announced in May 2016, is expected to report to the 21st session of the CSTD in 2018. 

The WGEC first meeting will be dedicated to discussions and decisions on the group's methods of work, including modalities.

More information will be made available on the working group webpage.