Beirut, Lebanon, 20-21 March 2019
What: The second session of the biennial Committee on Technology for Development of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) that was established in 2014. It will be organized under the umbrella of the Second Arab High-level Forum (AHLF) on World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Where: ESCWA Headquarters, Riad el-Solh Square, Beirut, Lebanon
When: Wednesday 20 to Thursday 21 March at 9:00hrs
Why: The Committee aims to follow up on regional priorities in the field of technology for development, including scientific research and innovation, the digital economy and the information society, Internet governance, technology transfer and knowledge-based economies. It also aims to keep pace with developments in those fields and preparing recommendations thereon.
The Committee will also follow up on relevant regional and international processes, conferences and forums, and coordinating regional efforts to implement decisions and recommendations of those conferences and will highlight the work of ESCWA in building capacity and supporting cooperation with relevant ministerial councils of the League of Arab States and related organizations to align policies and strategies, forge partnerships and coordinate positions at the international level.
Who: Senior representatives of ESCWA member States and several regional and international organizations and institutions working in the field of technology
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