CEB member organizations reviewed how the United Nations system can best respond to the international attention to science and technology transfer, as reflected in the 2005 World Summit Outcome (see resolution 55/2) and the report of the Secretary-General on the triennial comprehensive policy review of operational activities for development of the United Nations system (see General Assembly resolution 62/208). This work is being taken forward by the United Nations Group on the Information Society, in close collaboration with the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat. An exercise was launched during the reporting period to obtain baseline data on the work of selected United Nations system organizations in facilitating access of programme countries to new and emerging technologies. The survey consists of a mapping and categorization of current and recent United Nations system activities in the field of technological capacity development.