Group of Seventy Seven

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Group of Seventy Seven

(G77), international organization, established in 1967 to promote economic cooperation and greater influence in world affairs among developing countries. Originally consisting of 77 countries, in 1998 the organization had 133 member nations, primarily in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The G77 has been a strong voice for an increased Third-WorldThird World,
the technologically less advanced, or developing, nations of Asia, Africa, and Latin America, generally characterized as poor, having economies distorted by their dependence on the export of primary products to the developed countries in return for finished products.
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 presence on the United Nations Security Council.
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The Summit was opened by President Evo Morales of the State of Bolivia to celebrate the 50th anniversary of forming the Group of 77 plus China on June 15 1964.
A relatively early exchange between UN agencies and the Group of 77 developing countries, in anticipation of post-Kyoto scenarios, illustrates some of these themes (see also O'Riordan and Jordan 1997).
The follow-up of commitments to Africa's development, as well as the setting up of an efficient evaluation system are of paramount importance to Morocco, said Mohamed Loulichki, Morocco's permanent representative to the UN, at the meeting of the Group of 77.
Qatar's Ambassador to the UN Nassir Abdulaziz al Nasser has been Qatar's permanent representative to the United Nations since September 1998 and currently chairs the UN's Fourth Committee (Special Political and De-colonisation) and has also presided over the 130- member Group of 77, the largest single coalition of developing countries.
Makram Qaisi was selected for the position by acclamation after his nomination by the Group of 77 and China, according to the Foreign Ministry.
Ramallah - PNN - Former president Luiz InEicio Lula da Silva is Brazil's special envoy to negotiate the official recognition of Palestine at UN within the developing and emerging countries of the Group of 77.
Algeria represents the developing countries in Africa, while Argentina is the current Chair of the Group of 77 and China.
But since Egypt is the current chair of the Non-Aligned Movement with 118 members and also the current chair of the Group of 77, a periodic gathering of 130 developing countries at the UN, the Islamic Republic told its public that representatives of more than 130 countries had visited.
The NAM (Non-Aligned Movement) troika, the Group of 77 members, the Arab League, Syria, Venezuela and Oman, are participating in the visit," Iran's envoy to the IAEA, Ali Asghar Soltanieh said on Saturday.
Several members of the the Group of 77 developing nations said the 22-page text wrongly put emphasis on greenhouse gas curbs by the poor, not the rich.
The proposal had drawn fire from D'aping, the Chairman of the Group of 77 and China Negotiating Group, for treating developing nations unfairly.
Muscat: The first ministerial forum of the Group of 77 on water resources will explore a broad-based idea of diverting flood or river water from one country to another to overcome shortages, says an Omani expert.