United Nations Intergovernmental Committee on Science and Technology for Development (IGCSTD)
Comité intergouvernemental des Nations Unies pour la science et la technique au service du développement
Comité Intergubernamental de Ciencia y Tecnologia para el Desarrollo de las Naciones Unidas
1979-12-19 New York NY USA
19 Dec 1979, New York NY (USA), by resolution 34/218 of the General Assembly of the A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN), as recommended by the United Nations Conference on Science and Technology for Development, 20-31 Aug 1979, Vienna (Austria), which also adopted the Vienna Programme of Action on Science and Technology for Development -- Programme d'action de Vienne pour la science et la technologie au service du développement for whose coordinated implementation IGCSTD was responsible, while receiving for this purpose the necessary substantive support from the H-XE4350 - United Nations Centre for Science and Technology for Development (UNCSTD). Ceased to exist 20 Jul 1992, when work taken over by E-XE3120 - United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD).
Assist the United Nations General Assembly in the following functions: (a) Formulating policy guidelines for the harmonization of policies of the organs, organizations and bodies of the United Nations system in regard to scientific and technological activities, on the basis of the Vienna (Austria) Programme of Action; (b) Promoting the improvement of linkages between the organs, organizations and bodies of the United Nations system, with a view to ensuring the coordinated implementation of the Vienna Programme of Action; (c) Identifying priorities for activities within the Vienna Programme of Action with a view to facilitating operational planning at the national, subregional, regional, interregional and international levels; (d) Monitoring the activities and programmes related to science and technology within the organs, organizations and bodies of the United Nations system; (e) Promoting the optimum mobilization of resources in order to enable the organs, organizations and bodies of the United Nations system to carry out the activities of the Vienna Programme of Action; (f) Initiating arrangements for the early identification and assessment of new scientific and technological developments which may adversely affect the development process as well as those which may have specific and potential importance for that process and for strengthening the scientific and technological capacities of the developing countries; (g) Providing policy guidance and priorities for activities of the United Nations Fund for Science and Technology for Development.
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A subsidiary body of the General Assembly which meets biennially. Officers are elected in advance for each session. Subsidiary bodies: U-XE0709 - Advisory Committee on Science and Technology for Development (ACSTD), consisting of 28 experts elected in their personal capacities provides scientific and technical advice; 'Centre for Science and Technology for Development' provides the necessary substantive support.
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