The country has invited representatives of the world’s developing nations for a conference in mid-June.
The countries, which the foreign ministry calls renta media or “middle income,” represent 70 percent of the world’s population and 70 percent of its poor, according to Enrique Castillo, the foreign ministry.
The goal of the conference is to develop a new integrated approach to development. the sessions June 10 to June 14 are under the auspices of the U.N. Industrial Development Organization.
Some 40 countries, mainly in Latin America, have confirmed that they will send representatives, said Silvia Hernández, minister of Planificación y Política Económica.
Officials announced the goals for the conference Monday. The central themes are green industry, environmental sustainability and prosperity, said officials.
Ms. Hernández said that Germany, Japan and Spain, all considered developed countries, also will send representatives.
The middle income countries in the last decades have made an important contribution to global development through their elevated rates of growth and progress, said the U.N. The recent economic crises have had a negative effect on these countries, and the conference is to explore options.
Another goal will be to chart a course after the expiration in 2015 of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.