HAVANA: Creating nations on Saturday (Sep 16) declared Sep 16 the annual Day of Science, Expertise and Innovation within the South as they ready to wrap up a two-day summit on the topic.
“We word with deep concern the present disparities between developed and growing international locations when it comes to situations, prospects and capacities to supply new scientific and technological data,” the ultimate declaration of the G77 group of growing nations and China mentioned.
“We name upon the worldwide neighborhood, the United Nations System and the Worldwide Monetary Establishments to help the efforts of the international locations of the South to develop and strengthen their nationwide science, expertise and innovation programs,” the group, which now counts 134 international locations, acknowledged.
The assertion cited the pandemic and unequal distribution of vaccines for example, declaring that every one however Cuba’s had been developed outdoors the block and wealthy nations had been disproportionately vaccinated.
China maintains that it isn’t a G77 member, regardless of being listed as one by the bloc, however Beijing says it has supported the group’s reputable claims and maintained cooperative relations.
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel, whose nation holds the group’s presidency this yr, mentioned on Friday that UN knowledge exhibits that 10 international locations account for 90 per cent of patents and 70 per cent of exports of superior digital manufacturing applied sciences.
“Creation and dissemination of superior digital manufacturing applied sciences worldwide stay concentrated, with minor exercise in many of the rising economies,” he mentioned.
The G77, which is the biggest throughout the United Nations by inhabitants and variety of members, known as for a particular assembly to sort out the problems raised on the summit.
The 46-point closing declaration reiterates long-standing calls for for a extra equitable worldwide financial and social order which it states is unattainable with out ending developed nation technological domination.
On the identical time, it requires extra cooperation between member nations in science, expertise and innovation as methods for his or her improvement.
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva advised the gathering Saturday the group ought to promote sustainable industrialisation, funding in renewable power, within the bioeconomy and low-carbon agriculture “with out forgetting that we don’t have the identical historic debt as wealthy international locations for world warming”/
Whereas greater than 100 member delegations participated within the summit, solely Brazil and some dozen others had been led by heads of state.