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05 to 07 October 2016

Bangkok, Thailand

By invitation only

The work of the secretariat in information and communications technology for development has specific and unique considerations as it concentrates on assisting Asia-Pacific economies in benefiting from the opportunities offered by the information and communications technology revolution and in preventing the digital divide from becoming a development divide. Accordingly, the primary focus of its substantive work has been to promote information and communications technology connectivity, review regional progress against the World Summit on the Information Society and the Sustainable Development Goals, promote the use of space applications for strengthening e-resilience to disasters, and build capacity in the use of information and communications technology for sustainable development.

The science, technology and innovation programme will focus on bringing attention to science, technology and innovation best practices for sustainable development with an emphasis on policies, investment strategies and effective enabling environments. The programme will also focus on how best to share best practices and on facilitating knowledge-sharing and collective action by creating terms of reference for an Asia-Pacific innovation forum and facilitating knowledge-sharing between the various subregional science, technology and innovation cooperation mechanisms (such as Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Delegations Assessment

Following the meeting delegations attended filled out questionnaires regarding the session. A summary of the results is available for download.

RELATED DOCUMENTS

PRESENTATIONS

  1. Towards the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway
  2. Regional Review of the Implementation of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Action Lines

Official Documents for the Committee on Information and Communications Technology & Science, Technology and Innovation, First Session

Session Documents

(a) Tentative programme

 

E/ESCAP/CICTSTI(1)/INF/3

[中文][English][Français][русский]

(b) List of participants

 

E/ESCAP/CICTSTI(1)/INF/2

[中文][English][Français][русский]

(c) Annotated provisional agenda

 

E/ESCAP/CICTSTI(1)/L.1*

[中文][English][Français][русский]

2. Policy issues for information and communications technology:

 

(a) Towards the Asia-Pacific information superhighway

Towards the Asia-Pacific information superhighway

 

E/ESCAP/CICTSTI(1)/1

[中文][English][Français][русский]

Master Plan for the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway

 

E/ESCAP/CICTSTI(1)/2

[中文][English][Français][русский]

Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway Regional Cooperation Framework Document

 

E/ESCAP/CICTSTI(1)/3

[中文][English][Français][русский]

(b) Regional review of the implementation of the World Summit on the Information Society action lines

Regional review of the implementation of the World Summit on the Information Society action lines

 

E/ESCAP/CICTSTI(1)/4

[中文][English][Français][русский]

(c) Space applications as a critical tool for enhanced e-resilience

Space applications as a critical tool for enhanced e-resilience

 

E/ESCAP/CICTSTI(1)/5

[中文][English][Français][русский]

(d) Regional capacity-building on information and communications technology for development

Report of the Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development on its activities during the period 2014-2016

 

E/ESCAP/CICTSTI(1)/6

[中文][English][Français][русский]

3. Policy issues for science, technology and innovation

 

(a) Taking the next step: developing an action agenda for science, technology and innovation for sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific

Taking the next step: developing an action agenda for science, technology and innovation for sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific

 

E/ESCAP/CICTSTI(1)/7

[中文][English][Français][русский]

(b) Fostering regional science, technology and innovation collaboration through an Asia-Pacific innovation forum

Terms of reference for the Asia-Pacific Innovation Forum

 

E/ESCAP/CICTSTI(1)/8

[中文][English][Français][русский]

(c) Facilitating knowledge-sharing between subregional science, technology and innovation cooperation mechanisms in Asia and the Pacific

Report on subregional science, technology and innovation cooperation mechanisms in Asia and the Pacific

 

E/ESCAP/CICTSTI(1)/9

[中文][English][Français][русский]

8. Adoption of the report of the Committee on its first session

Draft report

 

E/ESCAP/CICTSTI(1)/L.2

[中文][English][Français][русский]

Report of the Committee on Information and Communications Technology, Science, Technology and Innovation on its first session

 

E/ESCAP/CICTSTI(1)/10

[中文][English][Français][русский]

for more information, please contact

Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division escap-idd@un.org