The United States has rejoined the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development.
The Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) is a subsidiary body of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). It was established in 1992 to provide the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council with advice on relevant issues. The United States was one of the original members of the Commission. However, the membership rotates among countries, and the United States was not represented on the Commission for several years.
The Commission has been mandated to assist the Economic and Social Council in the system-wide follow-up to the World Summit on the Information Society.
One of the functions of the CSTD is to review and make recommendations on the coordination in scientific and technological areas of the various agencies of the United Nations system, which of course includes UNESCO as a lead agency in the natural, social and human sciences.