The Jamaican government has already taken some notice of this capacity; in a recent publication for the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (UNCSTD
), Arnoldo Ventura, special advisor to the Jamaican Prime Minister, suggested that the diaspora had a decisive role to play in aiding the efforts to overcome the country's knowledge and technology gap.
Panel, Vienna, Austria, October 20-25, 2004.
In June 1996, the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology Development (UNCSTD
) in collaboration with IDRC proposed five development indicators that focused on the improvement of the quality of life: education, health, income, governance, and technology (Crede and Mansell, 1998).
Posteriormente, en los noventa, se dieron las declaraciones de la Comision de las Naciones Unidas sobre la Ciencia y la Tecnologia para el Desarrollo (UNCSTD
) y la declaracion de la Cuarta Conferencia Mundial sobre las Mujeres y el Desarrollo de Pekin en 19953.
Between 1995 and 1997, the United nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (UNCSTD
) investigated claims and counterclaims about the benefits and risks of ICTs.