UNCSTD:- United Nations Conference on Sciences and Technology for Development
UNCSTD stands for United Nations Conference on Sciences and Technology for Development. It is a subsidiary body of Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), which is one of the six main organs of the United Nations. The commission first met for the first time in April 1993, in New York City, USA. It was established after the dissolution of the former intergovernmental Committee for Science and Technology for development and its Advisory Committee created after the Vienna Conference on Science and Technology for Development in 1979. The UNCSTD is tasked with providing high-level advice on relevant issues through analysis and appropriate policy recommendations or options to the United Nations General Assembly and The Economic and Social Council. Atta ur Rahman, a prominent scientist is currently the chairman of the United Nations Conference on Sciences and Technology for Development. The commission has the strength of 43 member states elected by ECOSOC for a period of 4 years. The experts representing the member states should possess the necessary qualifications, professional or scientific knowledge.