Decides to make the following recommendations to the Commission, by which the Commission is: (a) encouraged to facilitate the establishment of a network of centres of excellence in developing countries with a view to allowing scientists and engineers to interact with each other and make use of state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities offered by these centres; (b) requested to collect and compile case studies of successful experiences and best practices in science, technology and innovation that showcase their positive impact on the internationally agreed development goals, including those contained in the Millennium Declaration, with a view to evaluating and benchmarking national science and technology policies; (c) requested to further develop its Internet connectivity benchmarking tool, using extrabudgetary sources; (d) encouraged to continue providing its expertise and analytical skills for science, technology and innovation policy reviews aimed at providing information-based policy recommendations to assist developing countries with their specific needs and circumstances; endorses the decision of the Commission to select as its substantive theme for the intersessional period 2005-2006 "Bringing the technology gap between and within nations" and that specific emphasis should be placed on multi-stakeholder partnerships not only for bringing the technology gap but also to prevent it from growing wider; in this regard, the Commission will identify and address concrete aspects of this theme in cooperation with experts at its forthcoming panel meeting.
In: Resolutions and decisions of the Economic and Social Council, organizational session for 2005, New York, 19 Jan., 4 Feb. and 1 and 31 Mar. 2005; resumed organizational session for 2005, New York, 27 and 28 Apr. and 9 June 2005; substantive session of 2005, New York, 29 June-27 July 2005; resumed substantive session of 2005, New York, 21 Oct. 2005 - E/2005/99 - p. 120-122 - (ESCOR, 2005, Suppl. no. 1).