ICC/BASIS intervention to the 23 May 2007 meeting of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD)
Yesterday’s Joint meeting of the Commission on Science, Technology, and Development and the Global Alliance for ICT and Development illustrated that business plays a very significant role with regard to science, technology and development.
Business is committed to partnering with others to bring the benefits of the Information Society to people around the world and achieving the Millennium Declaration Goals. ICTs can be an important enabler in expanding our reach and increasing our capabilities in trying to attain our collective 2015 goals. Science and Technology are the foundation of ICT innovation and thus fundamental to development. The private sector welcomes the CSTD efforts to provide business with an opportunity to have a voice and to contribute to the CSTD work in a focused, and meaningful way.