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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History

1 Jan 1987, following resolution 6 (VIII) of United Nations Intergovernmental Committee on Science and Technology for Development (IGCSTD), June 1986, and authorizing action of 41st General Assembly of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), 1986. Replaces 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.

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Activities

Funds and manages projects in developing countries, directly or jointly with second and third parties. Accepts and makes grants. Funds committed to: strengthen national infrastructures of technological and scientific facilities and policy-making machinery; research and development on priority problems directly linked to increasing productivity and improving human well-being; choice, adaptation and application of technologies by developing countries to their particular needs; training individuals. Recent annual project expenditure has averaged about US$ 10 million, with over 100 projects having been funded to date for a total amount of US$ 80 million; developing countries have contributed over US$ 100 million of their own resources to these projects. Over 1,000 fellowships have been supported.

Structure

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 0 countries
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Subjects *

  • Commerce
    • Funds
  • Technology
    • Technology
  • Science
    • Science
  • International Relations
    • United Nations
  • Development
    • Development

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

UIA Org ID

F4219

Last News Received

2001
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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