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Welcome to STDev, a gateway to UN system--wide information on science and technology for development. An initiative of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD), STDev has been developed and maintained by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

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Thirteenth session of the CSTD

24 February 10 - The 13th session of the Commission on Science and Technology will take place 17-21 May 2010, in Geneva, Switzerland.

CSTD inter-sessional panel

15 October 09 - The CSTD inter-sessional panel will take place 9-11 November 2009 in Geneva.

Twelfth session of the CSTD

9 April 09 - The 12th session of the Commission on Science and Technology will take place 25-29 May 2009, in Geneva, Switzerland.

About CSTD

The Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) is a subsidiary body of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). It was established in 1992 to provide the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council with high-level advice on relevant issues through analysis and appropriate policy recommendations or options in order to enable those organs to guide the future work of the United Nations, develop common policies and agree on appropriate actions.

The Commission is also mandated to assist the Economic and Social Council in the system-wide follow-up to the World Summit on the Information Society.

The Commission met for the first time in April 1993 in New York, USA.  Since July 1993, the UNCTAD Secretariat has been responsible for the substantive servicing of the Commission. The Commission has subsequently met in Geneva, Switzerland.

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