Committee on Information and Communications Technology & Science, Technology and Innovation, Second session

29 Aug 2018 to 31 Aug 2018
United Nations Conference Centre, Bangkok, Thailand

This Committee is designed to act as the Asia-Pacific region’s pre-eminent intergovernmental platform on information and communications technology (ICT) and science, technology and innovation (STI) policy. This Committee session will address key challenges and opportunities for Asia-Pacific economies in the areas of: frontier technology; inclusive technology and innovation development, technology and trade; the integration of ICT-related issues in development policies; space applications; technology transfer; and capacity-building on ICT.

The Committee is invited to share experiences and lessons learned, identify policy priorities and propose areas for regional cooperation in ICT and STI policy.

Delegations Assessment

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

Agenda Item 1

Annotated provisional agenda

ESCAP/CICTSTI/2018/L.1/Rev.1 :[中文]  [English]  [Français]  [русский]

Agenda Item 2

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and future of technology

Agenda Item 3
 a) Implementation of the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway Master Plan and Regional Cooperation Framework Document

ESCAP/CICTSTI/2018/2: [中文][English][Français][русский]

Major issues and emerging trends related to digital technologies and regional broadband connectivity .

ESCAP/CICTSTI/2018/3: [中文][English][Français][русский]

Master Plan for the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway, 2019–2022

ESCAP/CICTSTI/2018/INF/1: [English]

Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway Regional Cooperation Framework Document, 2019–2022

ESCAP/CICTSTI/2018/INF/2: [English]

b) Enhancing space applications in Asia and the Pacific for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

ESCAP/CICTSTI/2018/4: [中文][English] [Français][русский]

c) Report of the Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development on its activities during the period 2016–2018

Agenda Item 4

a) Mainstreaming inclusive technology and innovation policies that leave no one behind

ESCAP/CICTSTI/2018/6: [中文][English][Français][русский]

b) Leveraging technology and trade for economic development

ESCAP/CICTSTI/2018/7: [中文][English][Français][русский]

c) Report of the Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology on its activities during the period 2016–2018