8:30-10:00 Welcome of participants | 10:00-10:35 Welcome speeches | 10:55-12:20 The role of basic sciences in decision making | 14:30-14:55 Strengthening science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in Africa to achieve SDG 4 (Quality education) | 14:55-15:45 The role of basic sciences in developing societies | 16:00-17:00 Basic sciences to face the challenges of sustainable development | 17:00-17:25 Basic sciences around the Globe | 17:25-17:35 Conclusions

Opening Ceremony Program   08:30 – 10:00 Check-in 10:00 – 10:35 Welcome speeches   Moderator: Ms Shamila Nair-Bedouelle, Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences, UNESCO   Mr Antonio Guterres, Secretary General, United Nations (video)   Ms Audrey Azoulay, Director General, UNESCO   H.E Iris Xiomara Castro Sarmiento, President of the Republic of Honduras (tbc)   H.E.…