G77, China to discuss use of tech to address development challenges
The bloc plans to hold the summit in Havana, Cuba, on September 15-16, 2023.
The Group of 77 and China (G77+China) are planning to convene a summit to address pressing development issues, Vanguard reports. According to the website, the bloc plans to hold the summit in Havana, Cuba, on September 15-16, 2023.
It will be titled "Current Development Challenges: The Role of Science, Technology, and Innovation," and will serve as a precursor to the Third South Summit, which will be held in Kampala, Uganda, from December 10-12, 2023.
Despite its members' diverse cultures, geographies, and economies, the G77+China has consistently maintained multilateralism as a guiding principle for its South-South cooperation strategies. The G77+China has been a key player in addressing global development challenges, and Cuba, the current chair of the bloc, is committed to continuing this work.
Cuba has a long history of promoting South-South cooperation, and is well-placed to lead the G77+China during this pivotal period. Cuba’s active role within the G77+China has underscored its commitment to equitable development among nations.
As part of its chairmanship, Cuba has put forth draft resolutions within the United Nations General Assembly, emphasizing the importance of a "New International Economic Order" and condemning "Unilateral Economic Measures as a Means of Political and Economic Coercion against Developing Countries."
The resolutions aim to strengthen the group's political coordination mechanisms and promote fair global economic practices, the website says.
The upcoming G77+China Summit in Havana will be an opportunity for member states to discuss the most pressing global challenges and explore how science, technology, and innovation can be used to overcome them.
The event will be hosted by Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, underscoring Cuba's dedication to promoting international cooperation and advancement.