Commission on Science and Technology for Development

Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD)

Contribution to the 2020 High-level Political Forum

This note synthesizes findings from the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) as a contribution to the High-level Political Forum (HLPF) scheduled to take place from 7 to 16 July 2020. It follows the outline proposed by the HLPF secretariat and draws on the two priority themes of the CSTD during the 2019-2020 inter-sessional period, namely “Harnessing rapid technological change for inclusive and sustainable development” and “Exploring space technologies for sustainable development and the benefits of international research collaboration in this context”, and the findings and recommendations emerged during the Inter-sessional Panel held on 7 and 8 November 2019. These findings and recommendations will be considered by the CSTD during its 23rd annual session in 2020. The CSTD will also review progress made in the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society and listen to presentations on science, technology and innovation policy reviews of Ethiopia, Panama and Uganda.

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