General Information


1. The 11th Session of the Intergovernmental Follow-up and Coordination Committee on Economic Cooperation among Developing Countries (IFCC) will take place at the Palacio de las Convenciones, in Havana, Cuba, from 21 to 23 March 2005. The opening ceremony will take place on 21 March 2005 at 10:00 a.m. in Conference Room 4 of the Palacio de las Convenciones.

2. The regular schedule of meetings will be from 9.00 am. to 1.00 pm. and from 2.30 pm to 6 pm.


3. Simultaneous interpretation services will be provided in Arabic, English, French and Spanish.

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4. The Executive Secretary of the G-77, with the assistance of a press officer to be designated by the host country, will be responsible for media relations and public information issues.

5. Media accreditations will be issued through the press office at the Palacio de las Convenciones. Journalist will be required to submit two passport-size photographs and an official letter from the sponsoring media organization.

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6. Working documents will be circulated in advance to all governments and organizations invited prior to the opening of the meeting. They will also be available online on the G-77 website ( Documentation issued during the meeting will be available to delegations at the Documents Booth located within the conference room. There will be an Information Bureau located at the conference centre room through which delegations will be able to receive messages as well as other general information.

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7. To facilitate the work of the Secretariat and the interpreters, it would be appreciated if advance copies of statements are provided to the conference officers in English or Spanish.

8. Delegations interested in distributing other material related to the meeting programme should submit it to the G-77 Secretariat.

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9. All the correspondence related to IFCC-XI should be sent to the G-77 Secretariat at the following address:

Mr. Mourad Ahmia, Executive Secretary of the Group of 77
Address: UN Headquarters, S-3953, New York, N.Y. 10017
Fax: (212) 963-3515
Tel. (212) 963-0192 / 3816

10. Postal and communications services as well as travel and tourist information will be available to delegates and guests.

11. International telephone facilities will be available through pre-paid card public phones at the conference centre. Internet access will also be available in the conference area and in Hotel Palco if requested in advance.

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