The Group of 77 joined by China have reiterated their call for the full implementation of the 2010 International Monetary Fund (IMF) Quota and Governance Reforms.
The Group of 77 introduced 13 draft resolutions at the current sessions of the UN’s Economic and Financial Committee.
The resolutions, introduced by the Thai delegate, covered a wide range of socio-economic issues on the UN agenda, including the protection of global climate for present and future generations of mankind and ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
Speaking on behalf of the Group of 77 and China, Manasvi Srisodapol, Special Representative of the chair of the Group of 77, told the joint closing plenary of the 22nd session of the Conference of Parties (COP-22) in Marrakech that the needs of the developing countries should be given the highest priority for two reasons: they bear the brunt of the increasing adverse effects of climate change, and they are also the least equipped to cope with this problem on their own.
In a congratulatory message on its 50th anniversary, Ambassador Virachai Plasai, Permanent Representative of Thailand to the United Nations and chair of the Group of 77, singled out the achievements of the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
The Vienna-based UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), which commemorates its 50th anniversary this year, has continued to play a leading role in the industrialization of developing nations and economies in transition, since the UN agency’s creation in 1966.
The Group of 77 has expressed “deep concern” that both Official Development Assistance (ODA) and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), which remain two of the major sources of development financing for Africa, have continued to decline over the years.
With half of the world’s population-- or more than 3.5 billion people-- still offline, mostly in developing countries, the Group of 77 (G77) has underlined the key role to be played by information and communications technologies (ICTs) in advancing the UN’s post-2015 development agenda.
Despite many developing countries facing a very real risk of falling into debt crisis - the current options available to assist countries to manage their debts are surprisingly lacking.
The Global South-South Development Expo 2016 (GSSD), which took place in Dubai, was one of the major international events showcasing some of the achievements and best practices of both South-South and Triangular Cooperation.
Development should be about more than building roads or buying air conditioners, the President of the UN General Assembly, Peter Thomson told IPS in a recent interview.
On the morning of 13 October 2016 members of the UN General Assembly observed a minute of silence in honour of Bhumibol Adulyadej, King of Thailand, who died earlier that day.
General Prayuth Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand visited the suite of offices of the Group of 77 on September 21 during the 71st session of the UN General Assembly.
Countries of the Global South, also known as developing countries, share many principles in common when it comes to implementing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
From electrifying hospitals in Somalia to providing waste management services in Sri Lanka, the UN Office for Project Services works in over 80 countries to provide practical support to help meet the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
As the United Nations commemorated the 30th
anniversary of the “Right to Development”, the Group of 77 (G77) and the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) expressed strong collective support for one of the basic human rights described as a key element in the implementation of the UN’s post-2015 development agenda.
The 133-member Group of 77 (G77), joined by China, unanimously endorsed a Ministerial Declaration strongly reiterating its support to the UN’s post-2015 development agenda, including the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the Climate Change agreement.
On Friday, a group of 134 developing nations, known as the Group of 77 (G77), came together for a meeting to address challenges and solutions in achieving sustainable development. In attendance were G-77 Foreign Ministers, the President of the General Assembly, the UN Secretary-General and other UN senior officials.
Developing countries are creating and sharing their own innovative solutions to development problems, Jorge Chediek, Director of the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation told IPS in a recent interview.
When the 40th annual ministerial meeting of the Group of 77 takes place on September 23, one of the underlying themes will be the importance of South-South cooperation in the implementation of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The high seas - oceans which fall beyond the jurisdiction of any country - make up about two thirds of the world’s ocean and half of the total surface of planet earth.
The UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) don’t just define development in terms of economic growth, they also call for sustainable use of the world’s limited natural resources.