G-77 & China

The Group of 77 (G-77) was established in 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.

Although the members of the G-77 have increased to 130 countries, the original name was retained because of its historic significance.

Being the largest Intergovernmental Organization of Developing States in the United Nations, the Group of 77 provides the means for the countries of the South to articulate and promote their collective economic interests and enhance their joint negotiating capacity on all major international economic issues within the United Nations system, and promote South-South cooperation for development.

In 2008, Kenya was Vice-President for the Group V (a) in G77 and China UNESCO Paris Chapter.