The second 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 26-27 January, in Geneva, Switzerland.
During the meeting, the group will focus its discussions on the following two questions:
- What are the high level characteristics of enhanced cooperation?
- Taking into consideration the work of the previous WGEC and the Tunis Agenda, particularly paragraphs 69-71, what kind of recommendations should we consider?
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.
For more information, visit the event webpage.