IGF 2023 Village Booth #14 CAST UN Consultative Committee on Information Technology (CCIT)


1. About us:
As the largest non-governmental organization of scientific and technological professionals in China, the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) represents the country's science and technology community. Through its 210 national member societies and local branches all over the country, CAST maintains close ties with millions of Chinese scientists, engineers and other professionals working in the fields of science and technology.

In 2004, CAST was granted consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. According to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), CAST has established consultative committees and has been participating in UN activities which provide platforms to exchange insights, share China's practices, get involved in global scientific and technological governance, and contribute to the realization of the sustainable development goals.

Established in April 2006 as the representative of information technology NGOs based in China, CAST UN Consultative Committee on Information Technology (CCIT) is committed to mobilizing various forces to kick off research on major international topics in the field of information technology, taking part in UN consultation activities related to information and communications technology (ICT) on behalf of CAST and providing opinions and insights, and serving China's national strategies in the capacity of a NGO. The secretariat of CCIT is located within the Chinese Institute of Electronics.

2. Our actions in global ICT governance (Outcome documents and images of our participation in IGF from 2006 to 2022)
CAST UN Consultative Committee on Information Technology (CCIT) actively participates in global internet governance, digital society construction, sustainable development of emerging technologies, etc. CCIT mainly organizes or participate in activities through the platforms of Internet Governance Forum (IGF) to take part in global ICT governance. We have been participating in IGF for 17 consecutive years since 2006.

3. Our key project
Including the COVID-19 Knowledge & Data Hub ( champion Prize of the E-Science category of the WSIS Prizes 2021) and the Geographical Indications Environment & Sustainability Project ("good practice" of the Special Agricultural Product development: One Country - One Priority Product in Asia and the pacific by FAO)

4. Our research
CCIT has continuously tracked cutting-edge issues in the field of information technology and actively carries out research work on related topics. In recent years, we have published research reports and monographs such as "Research on Artificial Intelligence governance mechanism in the national cyber development strategy ", "Global AI Development Report", "A Brief History of Robot", and "Digital Human: A New Race Track in the Digital Economy".