Lecture Explains Role of Group- 77 in South Development

The ambassador and permanent representative of Thailand to the United Nations, and the Chairman of Group 77 and China, Virachai Plasai explained on November 22, 2016, the role of Group 77 in empowering international coordination among the south and north countries.

Plasai introduced the reasons and general context by which the Group was established in, on June 15, 1964 by seventy-seven developing countries who gathered to provide means for the countries of the south to articulate and promote their collective economic interests and enhance their joint negotiating capacities on all major international issues with the United Nations system.

Plasai pointed out to the latest 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which reaffirms all the principles of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. This agenda, according to Plasai can be represent a ray of hope for developing countries, and those that are occupied or with low-income to improve itself in a sustainable way.

"Our aim at Group of 77 is to create a platform for developing countries to discuss challenges facing the South in the economic and social spheres and seek a solution to them.  "We need to act decisively to map out a better future for our countries and peoples and to work towards the establishment of an international economic system which will be just and democratic", Plasai concluded.

The lecture was held with the support of Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung.