Post-meeting report: CSTD 22nd annual session

Every year, the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) negotiates updates to the draft ECOSOC resolution on World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) implementation and follow-up. While very few non-government stakeholders follow the CSTD’s activities these days, its negotiations on the WSIS draft resolution are worth understanding, since they very much reflect the same arguments on the same WSIS and ICT for Development (ICT4D) topics that take place not only in the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) meetings, but also at the United Nations General Assembly.

The post-meeting report on the negotiations below adopted Chatham House rules, naming none of the Member States who proposed, or argued against, the various issues documented in the ECOSOC resolution, including enhanced cooperation, Internet governance, the Internet Governance Forum and WSIS Forum.

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