Group of Seventy Seven

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 Group of Seventy Seven, whose membership includes 134 countries, has nominated the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, China, Brazil and South Africa from the Group of (WSIS) to lead the review by the United Nation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society.
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