United Nations Fund for Science and Technology for Development (UNFSTD)

Fonds des Nations Unies pour la science et la technique au service du développement
Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Ciencia y la Tecnologia para el Desarrollo

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Founded

1987-01-01

History

1 Jan 1987, following resolution 6 (VIII) of U-XE8866 - United Nations Intergovernmental Committee on Science and Technology for Development (IGCSTD), Jun 1986, and authorizing action of 41st General Assembly of E-XE3382 - UNDP, 1986. Replaces U-XF1962 - United Nations Financing System for Science and Technology for Development (UNFSSTD), set up, 19 Dec 1979, by Resolution 34/218 of the 110th Plenary Meeting of the United Nations on the recommendation of the Vienna (Austria) Conference on Science and Technology, Aug 1979, and terminated, 31 Dec 1986, in compliance with UN General Assembly Resolution 41/183, when its resources were transferred to the present organization. Activities merged into UNDP.

Aims

Provide assistance in activities to strengthen endogenous scientific and technological capacities of developing countries; assist in implementing measures envisaged in the Vienna (Austria) Programme of Action; accelerate the application of science and technology to basic human problems.

Activities

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Structure

UNDP Governing Council oversees the operations of UNFSTD and IGCSTD provides policy guidance and priorities.

Finance

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Subjects *

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

UIA Org ID

XF4219

Last News

2001

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