Committee on Science and Technology in Developing Countries (COSTED)

Comité de la science et de la technologie dans les pays en voie de développement

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1966-01 Mumbai India


Jan 1966, Bombay (India), at 11th General Assembly of, and as a committee of, H-XA1752 - International Council for Science (ICSU). Reconstituted 1972. As of Apr 1994, Accra (Ghana), merged with U-XF4791 - International Biosciences Networks (IBN) to form U-XE1773 - COSTED-IBN.


Coordinate and encourage efforts by International Scientific Unions to assist developing countries; work with the Special and Scientific Committees of ICSU to facilitate participation in their programs by scientists of developing countries; foster affiliation with national or regional committees which could identify scientific and technical problems related to development and recommend programs and other activities; provide liaison and advisory services to international and regional scientific development organizations; consider the methodology of using science and technology to assist the developing countries.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure



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