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14 June 2004, 15h00 - 18h00, Room II
Round Table on Harnessing Emerging Technologies to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDG's)
Organized by UNCTAD and UNIDO, in collaboration with the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD).

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(Subject to change)
Moderator: Mr. Calestous Juma, Professor at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and Coordinator of the MGD Task Force on Science, Technology and Innovation.
Opening: Mr. Rubens Ricupero, Secretary-General of UNCTAD

Mr. Carlos Magariños
, Director-General of UNIDO
Lead discussants: Mr. Jeffrey Sachs, Director, Earth Institute at Columbia University and Special Advisor to the UN Secretary General on the MDGs (Video-Conference)

Helping the world's poorest through mobilizing global science and technology.
  Mr. Eduardo Campos, Minister of Science and Technology of Brazil

Promoting science and technology to meet the MGDs.
  Hon. Jeyaraj Fernandopulle, Minister of Trade, Commerce and Consumer Affairs of Sri Lanka

Application of science and technology to meet the MGDs: The case of Sri Lanka.
  Mr. Darek Hanekom, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Science and Technology of South Africa

The role of science and technology in the alleviation of poverty: The case of South Africa.
  Mr. Walter Lichem, Director General of International Organizations, Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Austria

The role of science in the information society.
  Mr. Talal Abu Gazeleh, Vice-Chaiman of the United Nations ICT Task Force and Group Executive Director of Tala Abu-Ghazaleh Organization

The need for North-South cooperation in science and technology.

Contact: Mr. Mongi Hamdi, UNCTAD. E-mail: mongi.hamdi@unctad.org




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