The Group of 77 (G77) has sustained a longstanding symbiotic
relationship with Inter Press Service (IPS) news agency linked together
by a single political commitment: promoting the interests of developing
IPS spoke with the Virachai Plasai, Ambassador and Permanent
Representative of the Kingdom of Thailand to the United Nations and
Chair of the Group of 77 about what it’s like to represent 134
developing countries, including China, at UN meetings in New York.
UN member states “are going beyond rhetoric and earnestly working to
achieve real progress” towards the Sustainable Goals, the members of the
Group of 77 and China said in a ministerial statement delivered here on
Industrialisation in Africa is being driven by African leaders who
realise that industries as diverse as horticulture and leather
production can help add value to the primary resources they currently
The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) concluded its
five-day meeting in Nairobi on a positive note—the launch of a new
e-trade initiative and a multi-donor trust fund on trade and productive
G77 Newswire is published with the support of the G77 Perez-Guerrero
Trust Fund for South-South Cooperation (PGTF) in partnership with Inter
Press Service (IPS).
In Brief: John W. Ashe, 1954-2016
The UN General Assembly held a minute of silence in memory of former
President of the UN General Assembly John Ashe on 30 June 2016. Ashe was
also the former Chair of the Group of 77 for 2008 and former Permanent
Representative of Antigua and Barbuda to the UN.