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Commission on Science and Technology for Development

President: María José Parra Meza


Topic A) Strategies to replace animal testing with new technological developments in the makeup industry in Latin America, the European Union and the People’s Republic of China. 

Topic B) Measures to improve the challenges of the labor market due to new sciences and technologies, adapting workers to them with an emphasis on Europe and North America.


Background and faculties of the committee

The United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) is a subsidiary of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). It was founded in 1992 when the General Assembly wanted to reflect its goal of providing advice on issues; relating to international science and technology. The CSTD is responsible for the promotion, regulation, and providing the necessary recommendations to achieve economic, political, and social progress using new implementations to maintain order and take full advantage of the progress of all the members of the United Nations. The United Nations Commission on Science and Technology is a free forum where initiatives, thoughts, cases, experiences, and intellectual debate direct it toward influencing policy. In addition, it makes it easier for member governments, NGOs, and players in the development, research, and technology sectors to work together; all based on the previous investigations the commission initiates.

United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development is entitled to:

  • Discusses the most effective strategies, the lessons learned, the challenges that were faced, the steps taken to overcome them, and the significant steps that will be taken to continue putting the Summit's conclusions into practice. 

  • Review and evaluate the actions, suggestions, and pledges contained as they relate to implementation at the global and regional levels.

  • Supports communication and dialogue, in concert with other pertinent United Nations funds, programs, and specialized organizations, to assist in achieving the Summit's goals. 

  • Increase knowledge of science and technology policies, especially as they relate to developing nations, within the framework of the United Nations, suggestions and guidelines on science and technology remain important.

  • Keeping with their respective roles and responsibilities, governments, the private sector, civil society, the United Nations, and other international organizations should participate in the objectives, implementation of its recommendations, and use of information and communication technologies for development and the achievement of internationally recognized development goals.

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