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COMSATS Cooperates with UNOSSC for Promoting South-South and Triangular Cooperation

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On 30th November 2018, COMSATS joined hands with the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for promoting science-led sustainable development in its twenty-seven (27) Member States through South-South and Triangular Cooperation schemes. Ambassador Shahid Kamal, Advisor at COMSATS Secretariat, Islamabad, and Mr. Shahid Husain, Special Adviser at UNOSSC, New York, signed the agreement on behalf of their organizations.

The MoU was signed during the side event “Promoting South-South Cooperation in Science and Technology for Sustainable Development”, held jointly by COMSATS; Mustafa Science and Technology Foundation (MSTF), Iran; United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing (UN-OHRLLS); and UNOSSC at the 10th Global South-South Development (GSSD) Expo, United Nations Headquarters, New York, USA. The side event focused on the potentials and challenges being faced by developing countries in promoting science & technology through education, research and related activities at the national, regional and global levels through the use of South-South and Triangular Cooperation modalities in the effort.

Upcoming Events

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The 22nd Meeting of COMSATS Coordinating Council, 16-17 April 2019, Tianjin, China
Apr 16 – Apr 17 all-day

The Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) is pleased to announce the convening of the 22nd meeting of its Coordinating Council scheduled to be held in Tianjin, China, on 16 – 17 April 2019. The meeting will be hosted by COMSATS’ Centre of Excellence, the Tianjin Institute of Industrial Biotechnology (TIB), Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. The meeting programme includes a visit to TIB’s laboratories on 18th April 2019.

The Coordinating Council meets every year, inter alia, to: review the activities of COMSATS’ Network; follow up on the decisions and recommendations made in the previous meeting; and outline the future course of action.

Invitations and Confirmation of Participation

The Executive Director COMSATS has extended invitations to all members of the Coordinating Council. The representatives of some international partner organizations have also been invited to participate in the meeting as Observers.

COMSATS Headquarters is closely coordinating with the host institution (TIB) to ensure timely arrangements.

Agenda and Working Paper

The provisional Agenda of the meeting has been prepared. The detailed Working Paper and associated documents of the meeting are under preparation and will be electronically distributed to the Council members and other invitees during first half of March 2019.

For further details, please contact:

COMSATS Secretariat, Pakistan TIB, China

Mr. Tajammul Hussain
Advisor (Programmes)
COMSATS Headquarters
Shahrah-e-Jamhuriat, G-5/2
Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: (+92-51) 9204892
Fax: (+92-51) 9216539
Email: tajammul@comsats.org

Mr. Farhan Ansari
Sr. Assistant Director (Programmes)
COMSATS Headquarters
Shahrah-e-Jamhuriat, G-5/2
Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: (+92-51) 9214515-7
Fax: (+92-51) 9216539
Email: farhan@comsats.org

Prof. Dr. Jibin Sun
Deputy Director-General
Tianjin Institute of Industrial Biotechnology (TIB), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
Tianjin, China
32 West 7th Avenue, Tianjin Airport Economic Area, Tianjin 300308, China
Tel: 0086-22-84861949
Fax: 0086-22-84861943
Email: sun_jb@tib.cas.cn

Ms. Qianqian Chai
Officer of Foreign Affairs and Academic Exchange
Division of Science and Technology Development
Tianjin Institute of Industrial Biotechnology (TIB), Chinese Academy of Sciences(CAS)
32 West 7th Avenue, Tianjin Airport Economic Area, Tianjin 300308, China
Tel: +86-2284861925
E-mail: chai_qq@tib.cas.cn
http://english.tib.cas.cn

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