United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the General Assembly President John Ashe, today urged the bloc of developing countries known as the “Group of 77 and China” to work collectively towards reaching the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the 2015 deadline.
Secretary-General Kofi Annan today urged the Group of 77 developing countries to work towards reforming the United Nations on the basis of the “three pillars” of development, security and human rights, saying that while the world body has made progress, much remains to make it more efficient and proactive.
After a year of significant commitments, this year must be a year of visible results, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today, calling on the “Group of 77” developing countries and China to pay particular attention to forging an early agreement on the new Human Rights Council.
A senior United Nations envoy today welcomed the outcome of the Second South Summit of developing nations as "a valuable contribution to South-South cooperation and a positive focus on the world's most vulnerable countries."
Deputy Secretary-General Louise Fréchette urged the leaders of developing countries to attend the General Assembly summit in September to make sure that United Nations reforms lead to greater efficiency in addressing global challenges and that the world reaches agreed development, human rights and security targets.
United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Louise Fréchette is headed to Doha, Qatar, where she will address the opening session of the Group of 77's South-South Summit.
As dissatisfaction grows among the so-called "Group of 77" developing countries and China about the apparent lack of any economic or social payoffs when they liberalize their economies as demanded, the 135-nation coalition meets in Marrakech, Morocco, next week for a summit on economic and social cooperation.