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News: ESCWA Participates in a Workshop on Digital Arabic Content in Jordan
3-4 April 2012 Sixth ESTIC Meeting
Host Country Agreement - ESCWA Technology Centre (English / Arabic)
Resolution 2010/5 - Establishment of the ESCWA Technology Centre
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Resolution 294 (XXVI) and Statute - Establishment of the ESCWA Technology Centre (English / Arabic)
 

Past Events

28-29 November 2011, Sharjah
Licensing Opportunities Forum
16-17 November 2011, Amman
Workshop on IP and Technology Transfer for Universities and Research Institutions
25-26 October 2011, Beirut
Expert Group Meeting on Promotion of South-South Cooperation in Technology Transfer
12-14 September 2011, Beirut
Entrepreneurship for Scientists and Engineers
20-21 April 2011, Amman
EGM on Promotion of South-South Cooperation in Technology Transfer
29-30 March 2010
Fifth ESTIC Meeting
6/11 - 8/11 2007
Expert Consultation Meeting on Priority Science and Technology Domains: Establishment of the ESCWA Technology Centre for Development
Third Meeting of the ESCWA Consultative Committee (ESTIC)

 


The deployment of technology for socio-economic development has been a strong area of interest for the United Nations.  ESCWA has initiated programmes aimed at harnessing technology for alleviating poverty and creating job opportunities for the communities.

A substantial commitment was made by ESCWA regarding the establishment of the ESCWA Technology Centre (ETC) through the adoption of resolution 254 (XXIII) of 12 May 2005 and resolution 274 (XXIV) of 11 May 2006 at the twenty-third and twenty-fourth ministerial sessions.  A pre-feasibility study to establish the ETC was conducted in 2006, and a regional needs assessments and implementation mechanisms study for the Centre was conducted in 2007.

In April 2008, the Executive Secretary of ESCWA sent out requests to member countries seeking their expression of interest in hosting the Centre.  In May 2008, ESCWA resolution 284 (XXV) adopted at the twenty-fifth ministerial session requested the secretariat to finalize the hosting arrangements of the Centre.  In August 2009, following a formal process, the selection of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan as the host country for the ESCWA Technology Centre was approved.  In May 2010, the twenty-sixth ESCWA ministerial Session adopted the resolution 294 (XXVI) and the Statute of the Centre to be established in Jordan after signing the required Host Country Agreement.

Endorsing ESCWA resolution, the United Nations Economic and Social Council adopted the resolution 2010/5, dated 20 July 2010, regarding the establishment of the ESCWA Technology Centre and its governing statute. Subsequently, ESCWA and Jordan signed, on 23 December 2010, the Host Country Agreement for the establishment of the Centre in the Jordanian Capital Amman, within El Hassan Science City.
 

 
 

 

 

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