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G-77

The Group of 77 (G-77) was established on 15 June 1964 by seventy-seven developing countries signatories of the ‘Joint Declaration of the Seventy-Seven Countries’ issued at the end of the first session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva. As the largest developing country coalition in the UN, the Group of 77 and China provides the means for the developing world to articulate and promote its collective economic interests and enhance its joint negotiating capacity on all major international economic issues in the UN and promote economic and technical cooperation among developing countries. The Group of 77 was created as the result of the collective perception of developing countries that their problems are shared and common, and originates in the inherently inequitable pattern of international economic relations.

Statement on Operational Activities for Development
New York, 2 November 2006
In a statement to the Second Committee’s discussion on operational activities for development the Group of 77 and China reiterated the importance of operational activities for development and in particular to ensure that development remains a priority in deliberations on the reform of the United Nations.

Statement on Human Settlements
New York, 26 October 2006
In a statement to the Second Committee’s debate on Human Settlements, the Group of 77 and China addressed issues regarding finance, regional consultative forums, disasters and UN reform.

Statement on Sustainable Development
New York, 25 October 2006
In a statement to the Second Committee debate on sustainable development the Group of 77 and China outlined its views regarding research and development, CSD-15, small island developing states, disasters, climate change, biodiversity and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

G-77 Statement to the General Debate of the Second Committee
New York, 2 October 2006
In a statement to the Second Committee, the G-77 and China outlined priorities related to the outcomes of all the major conferences and summits in the economic, social and related fields; sustainable development; the Bali Strategic Plan for Technology Support and Capacity Building; and the Development Follow-up Resolution (60/265).

G-77 Adopts Ministerial Statement at 30th Annual Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Group of 77
New York, 22 September 2006
Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Member States of the Group of 77 and China met in New York, at the United Nations Headquarters, on 22 September 2006 on the occasion of their 30th Annual Meeting.  The meeting concluded with the adoption of a Ministerial Statement outlining key issues and concerns for the 61st session of the General Assembly.

Statement on Strengthening the Global Ministerial Environment Forum
Nairobi, Kenya, 14 September 2006
In a statement to the brainstorming session of the UNEP Committee of Permanent Representative Ambassador Agnes Kalibbala Chair of the G-77 and China Nairobi Chapter outlined several options for strengthening the UNEP ministerial process. 

G-77 Meeting of Ministers of Science and Technology
Brazil, 3 September 2006
Ministers of Science and Technology of the Group of 77 and China met on the occasion of the 10th General Conference of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) and the 9th General Assembly of the Third World Network of Scientific Organizations (TWNSO), held at Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 3 September 2006. The meeting concluded with a Declaration, in which Ministers noted that the challenges of sustainable development couldn’t be met without the use of scientific knowledge, skills and technology for the benefit of developing countries.

Statement to ECOSOC Coordination Segment
Geneva, 6 July 2006
G-77 and China statement for the coordination segment of ECOSOC on “sustained economic growth for social development, including poverty eradication and hunger.”

Statement on Adoption of the Resolution on Development Follow-up, at the General Assembly of the United Nations
New York, 30 June 2006
G-77 and China statement at the adoption of the resolution on development follow-up at the General Assembly of the United Nations.

G77 and China Statement at the meeting of the UNEP Committee of Permanent Representatives
Nairobi, 29 June 2006
In an address on behalf of the G77 and China, to the UNEP Committee of Permanent Representatives (CPR), Ambassador Agnes Kadama Kalibbala stressed that the G77 and China has a special relationship with UN Headquarters in Nairobi station, and highlighted several issues the Group would like the new UNEP Executive Director to reflect on.

Election of the Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme
New York, 28 June 2006
G-77 and China statement welcoming the decision of the Secretary General’s to nominate Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka as Executive Director of UN-Habitat for another term of four years.

G-77 and China Statement to the General Assembly Informal Consultative Process on Environment
New York, 13 June 2006
G-77 and China statement to the Informal Consultations of the Plenary on Environment, Suhayfa Zia, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of South Africa to the UN, stressed the importance of the right to development as the centerpiece of our interaction within the United Nations and the adherence to the Rio Principles.

Statement on ECOSOC Draft Ministerial Declaration
New York, 6 June 2006
G-77 and China statement to the Informal Session of ECOSOC on the Draft Ministerial Declaration.

Statement to the High-level Panel on System-Wide Coherence
Geneva, 2 June 2006
G-77 and China statement at the meeting with the High-level Panel on System Wide Coherence addressed issues regarding UNCTAD, intellectual property and the IOM.

Vienna Spirit adopted by the Fortieth Meeting of the Chairmen/Coordinators of the Group of 77
Vienna, 9 June 2006
The Chairmen/Coordinators of the Chapters of the Group of 77, meeting in Vienna from 8 to 9 June 2006, under the chairmanship of Ambassador Dumisani Kumalo, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations and Chairman of the Group of 77 in New York, have unanimously adopted the following communiqué outlining views on UN reform.

  • Statement by the Chair of the G-77 and China: Vienna, 8 June 2006: Statement by Dumisani Kumalo, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the UN and Chairman of the Group of 77, at the opening ceremony of the fortieth meeting of the chairmen/coordinators of the Group of 77 Chapters.
  • Statement by the Chairman of the Group of 77 Vienna Chapter: Vienna 8 June 2006: In a statement by the Chairman of the Group of 77 Vienna Chapter, H. E. Ambassador Horacio Bazoberry, Permanent Representative of Bolivia, addressed issues regarding UN reform, and South-South Cooperation.
  • Statement by Ambassador Masood Khan, Permanent Representative of Pakistan, Chairman of the Group of 77 and China, Geneva Chapter: Vienna, 8 June 2006: In a statement by Ambassador Masood Khan, Permanent Representative of Pakistan, Chairman of the Group of 77 and China, Geneva Chapter at the 40th Meeting of the Chairmen/Coordinators of the Group of 77 Chapters Mid Term Review of UNCTAD XI, the Group outlined its views on the UN reform process, and the Secretary General’s High Level Panel on System-wide Coherence.

Special Ministerial Meeting of the Group of 77

  • Statement Adopted by the Special Ministerial Meeting of the Group of 77: Putrajaya, Malaysia, 29 May 2006 Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Group of 77 and China meeting in Putrajaya, Malaysia, on 29 May 2006, having reviewed developments in the follow up to the 2005 World Summit Outcome in the areas of United Nations System Wide Coherence, Management and Secretariat Reform, Mandate Review and on providing predictable financial resources to the United Nations.
  • Statement by the Group of 77 and China to the Opening Ceremony of the Ministerial Meeting of the Coordinating Bureau of the Non-Aligned Movement: Putrajaya, Malaysia, 29 May 2006: Statement  by Aziz Pahad, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Africa, on behalf of Group of 77 and China, to the opening ceremony of the Ministerial Meeting of the Coordinating Bureau of the Non-Aligned Movement.

Statement at the Second Formal Meeting of the Mid Term Review of UNCTAD XI
Geneva, 12 June 2006
Statement by Ambassador Masood Khan Permanent Representative of Pakistan on behalf of the Group of 77 and China at the Opening Plenary of Second Formal Meeting of the Mid Term Review of UNCTAD XI

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