Meeting of the Ministers of Science and Technology of the Member States of the Group of 77
Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 3 September 2006
Programme of the Meeting

11 a.m to 12.30 p.m, Programme of the opening ceremony
Conference room Brisa 1
  1. Keynote address by H.E. Mr. Mosibudi Mangena, Minister of Science and Technology of South Africa.
  2. Welcoming statement by H.E. Mr. Sergio Rezende, Minister of Science and Technology of Brazil.
  3. Message by H.E. Mr. Paolo Bruni, on behalf of the Italian Government, Special Guest.
  4. Message by The Honourable Professor Akiko Yamanaka, Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, on behalf of the Government of Japan, Special Guest.
  5. Other messages (TWAS-UNESCO-UNIDO).
  6. Award ceremony:
    • Presentation of the G77 award for Science, Technology and Innovation
    • Presentation of the G77 achievement awards
  7. Adjournment.

2.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m
Conference room Brisa 1
  1. Opening of the meeting and adoption of the agenda.
  2. Interactive dialogue and exchange of views on the challenges and strategies for science and technology in the South.
  3. Consideration and adoption of the conclusions and recommendations of the meeting.
  4. Consideration and adoption of other decisions.
  5. Closure of the meeting.