Islamabad– Pakistan has assumed chairmanship of the Group of 77, the largest group of developing countries at the United Nations.
Pakistan was one of the group’s original members and has served as its chair three times. In December 2021, it was re-elected as chair of G77.
The opening section of the virtual handover ceremony, which was also attended by the outgoing Chair (Foreign Minister of the Republic of Guinea), the UN Secretary-General, and the President of the UN General Assembly, was presided over by Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi.
The foreign minister praised the G-77 for their substantial contributions to advance poor nations’ economic and social goals in international development debates at the United Nations and elsewhere.
G-77 is the United Nations’ biggest intergovernmental gathering of developing nations, with 134 member states. It was founded in 1964.
It gives the Global South a venue to express and promote their common interests inside the UN system. Pakistan is a founding member of the Group and has previously served as its chair in New York on three times.