The Group of Seventy-Seven (G77) was established on June 15, 1964, by the “Joint Declaration of the Seventy-Seven Developing Countries” issued at the end of the first session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva.
It was formed to articulate and promote the collective economic interests of its members and to strengthen their joint negotiating capacity on all major international economic issues in the United Nations system.
The Group of 77 is the largest intergovernmental organization of developing countries in the United Nations, which provides the means for countries 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.
The membership of the G77 has since expanded to 134 member countries but the original name has been retained because of its historical significance.
The Chairmanship rotates on a regional basis (between Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean) and is held for one year.
|Afghanistan, IslamicRepublic of||Djibouti||Libya||São Tomé and Príncipe|
|Antigua and Barbuda||Ecuador||Malaysia||Seychelles|
|Bahrain||Equatorial Guinea||Marshall Islands||Solomon Islands|
|Mozambique||Syrian Arab Republic|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Guatemala||Myanmar||Tajikistan|
|India||Oman||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Central African Republic||Iraq||Panama||Uganda|
|Chad||Jamaica||Papua New Guinea||United Arab Emirates|
|Colombia||Korea, Democratic People?s||Philippines||Venezuela, República Bolivariana de|
|Congo, Dem. Rep. of||Kuwait||Rwanda||Yemen|
|Congo, Rep. of||Lao P.D.R.||St. Kitts and Nevis||Zambia|
|Costa Rica||Lebanon||St. Lucia||Zimbabwe|
|Côte d?Ivoire||Lesotho||St. Vincent and the Grenadines|