POSTER TO COMMEMORATE
THE 40 TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GROUP OF 77
“FOUR DECADES OF SOLIDARITY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SOUTH”
1964 – 2004
The following press release was issued today by the Spokesman of the Chairman of the Group of 77 in New York:
New York, 29 April 2004 -- On the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of the establishment of the Group of 77, the Chairman of the Group of 77, His Excellency Ambassador Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations, presented today in a ceremony held at the United Nations Headquarters, to the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Kofi Annan, the official poster of the Group’s anniversary.
The Group of 77’s vision after 40 years of its existence has been distilled into a significant, powerful and evocative poster with sky blue background symbolizing a common vision of the United Nations and the Group of 77 for the realization of the twin objectives of development and peace. Flanked by the United Nations logo, the G-77 Logo by positioning itself at the center also symbolizes to represent the nucleus of the unity and solidarity of the South. The poster, which is jointly designed by the Office of the Chairman of the Group of 77 in New York and the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI), is to be used formally at the commemoration of the Group of 77 anniversary in New York and by the Chapters of the Group of 77 in Geneva, Nairobi, Paris, Rome, Vienna and Washington, D.C.
The Group of 77 was created on 15 June 1964 when 77 developing countries adopted at the conclusion of the first United Nations Conference on Trade and Development a joint declaration. Subsequently, the Group of 77 held its First Ministerial Meeting in Algiers in October 1967 and adopted the “Charter of Algiers” that projected the Group’s vision, which has endured for four decades. The evolution and history of the Group of 77, therefore, have been intimately linked with the United Nations system, demonstrating the dedication of developing countries to the goals and objectives of the Charter of the United Nations.
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