Your Excellency Miroslav Lajčák, President of the General Assembly,
Your Excellency Antonio Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations,
Colleagues and friends,

1. At the outset, I'd like to thank you on behalf of the Group of 77 and China, Mr President, for convening this meeting. It is pertinent and timely. The Group also appreciates the Secretary General's briefing on his proposal on management reform, which will be examined by the Fifth Committee later this month. This is a visible demonstration of his continued commitment to a transparent, inclusive, and consultative process.


Mr. Vice-President, Excellences, Distinguished delegates and participants,

I have the honor to deliver this statement on behalf of the Group of 77 and China.


Mr. Chair,

1. I have the honour to speak on behalf of the Group of 77 and China on Agenda Item 138: Improving the financial situation of the United Nations.



31st Annual Meeting of Ministers for Foreign Affairs (27 September 2007)

The Thirty-First Annual Meeting of Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the Group of 77 was held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 27 September 2007.

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Press Briefing by G-77 Chairman at the 41st G-77 Chapters Meeting (26-27 February 2007)

H.E. Ambassador Munir Akram, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations, Chairman of the Group of 77, held a press briefing following the conclusion of the 41st Meeting of the Chairmen/Coordinators of the Group of 77 Chapters in Rome (26-27 February 2007).


Press Conference by G-77 Chairman on G-77 Agenda and UN Reform (20 February 2007)

H.E. Ambassador Munir Akram, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations, Chairman of the Group of 77, held press conference on G-77 agenda and UN reform at the UN Headquarters in New York on 20 February 2007.

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