Speaking at the meeting, which was attended by delegates from more than 100 states, Kenya´s Director-General of the Foreign Ministry George Orina also said that the role of science, technology and innovation are essential elements for economic and social progress.
In another part of his presentation, the representative pointed out that tragic natural events that have recently occurred in some territories demonstrate the existential threat that humanity faces from the effects of climate change.
He also considered that the Covid-19 pandemic demonstrated the significance of developing countries investing more resources in research and development in the health sector and other areas.
During the Covid-19 outbreak, the unequal access of people to medical treatments and vaccines became evident, since the disadvantaged nations did not have the necessary scientific infrastructures.
In view of this reality, he said, it is necessary to develop strong partnerships for the management of science and technology in order to address issues with the support of scientific research.