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1993, on merger of U-XE0321 - Committee on Science and Technology in Developing Countries (COSTED), set up Jan 1966, Bombay (India), as a committee of H-XA1752 - International Council for Science (ICSU), with U-XF4791 - International Biosciences Networks (IBN), formed 1979, Paris (France), as a cooperative project of B-XB3383 - UNESCO and ICSU. First meeting: Apr 1994, Accra (Ghana). Ceased to exist, 1 Jan 2003.


Link science and technology to sustainable development; act as an advisory group to ICSU and UNESCO on the range of their activities in science and technology for developing countries, their potential applications to social and economic development, and how these relate to other international development efforts.


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Executive Committee, comprising Chair and 12 members. Scientific Secretary. Regional COSTED-IBN Secretariats, each with its own Programme Advisory Board (PAB) drawn from the region: Mexico: RELAB (IBN-Latin America); COSTED - Latin America; Dakar (Senegal): ABN (IBN - Africa); Accra (Ghana): COSTED - Western and Central Africa; Irbid (Jordan): AraBN (IBN-Arab region); COSTED Arab region; Bangkok (Thailand): AONBS (IBN-Asia Oceania); Chennai (India): COSTED - Asia; COSTED-IBN Central Secretariat. Representatives of: Indian National Science Academy; International Foundation for Science; Third World Academy of Sciences.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure



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