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40th Meeting of the Chairmen/Coordinators of the Group of 77, Vienna 8-9 June 2006

Activities of the Vienna Chapter of the G-77

The premises of the Vienna Chapter of the G-77 were inaugurated on 19 May 1998 by the Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Mr. Carlos Magariños, and the Chairperson of the Chapter, H.E. Ambassador Nozipho Mxakato-Diseko, Permanent Representative of South Africa. On 18 December 1998, the Group appointed H.E. Ambassador Yogesh M. Tiwari, Permanent Representative of India as its new Chairman for 1999. For the year 2000 - H.E. Ambassador Fructuoso Pittaluga-Fonseca, Permanent Representative of Uruguay assumed the Chairmanship of the G-77. On 20 December 2000, the G-77 endorsed H.E. Ambassador Mohktar Reguieg, Permanent Representative of Algeria as its new Chairman for the year 2001. On 16 March 2001 H.E. Ambassador Sameh Hassan Shoukry, Permanent Representative of Egypt took over the Chairmanship from Algeria for the year 2001. On 8 January 2002 the Chairmanship was handed over to H.E. Ambassador Victor G. Garcia III, Permanent Representative of the Philippines, who chaired the Vienna Chapter during the year 2002. On 20 January 2003 H.E. Ambassador Roberto Abdenur, Permanent Representative of Brazil has taken over the Chairmanship for the year 2003 of the Vienna Chapter. On 13 January 2004 H.E. Ambassador Taous Feroukhi, Permanent Representative of Algeria took over the Chairmanship of the G-77 Vienna Chapter. The offices of the Group are located in the Vienna International Center (VIC - D1073). On 18 February 2005 H.E. Ambassador Thomas Aquino Samodra Sriwidjaja, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Indonesia has been endorsed by the Group of 77 as its new Chairman. On 13 July 2005 H.E. Ambassador Sheel Kant Sharma, Permanent Representative of India has taken up his duties as Chairman of the Vienna Chapter for the rest of the year 2005. On 23 January 2006 H.E. Ambassador Horacio Bazoberry Otero, Permanent Representative of Bolivia has assumed the Chairmanship of the Vienna Chapter for the year 2006. On 26 January 2007 H.E. Ambassador Sayed Galal E. Elamin, Permanent Representative of Sudan has taken up the Chairmanship of the Group of 77 Vienna Chapter for the year 2007. (see pictures of the turnover ceremony) On 22 January 2008 H.E. Ambassador Shahbaz, Permanent Representative of Pakistan was entrusted with the Chairmanship of the Vienna Chapter for the year 2008. (see pictures of the turnover ceremony) On 11 February 2009, in the presence of Mr. Kandeh Yumkella, Director-General of UNIDO, H.E. Ambassador Eugenio María Curia, Permanent Representative of Argentina has assumed the Chairmanship of the Group of 77 Vienna Chapter for the year 2009. (see pictures and statements of H.E. Ambassador Shahbaz and H.E. Ambassador Eugenio María Curia during the turnover ceremony). On 26 January 2010 H.E. Ambassador Taous Feroukhi, Permanent Representative of Algeria took over the Chairmanship for the year 2010. On 26 January 2011 H.E. Ambassador Ali Asghar Soltanieh, Permanent Representative of the IR of Iran assumed the Chairmanship of the Group for 2011 (see pictures of the handover ceremony). On 19 January 2012 H.E. Ambassador Antonio García Revilla, Permanent Representative of Peru took over the Chairmanship from Ambassador Soltanieh for the year 2012 (see pictures of the turnover ceremony). On 14 February 2013 H.E. Ambassador Mahmoud Hassan Elamin, Permanent Representative of the Sudan assumed the Chairmanship of the Group of 77 Vienna Chapter after H.E. Ambassador Antonio García from Peru (see pictures of the handover ceremony). On 22 January 2014, H.E. Ambassador Aliyar Lebbe Abdul Azeez, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka took over the Chairmanship of the Group after H.E. Ambassador Mahmoud Hassan Elamin from Sudan (see pictures of the handover ceremony). Statements are available of the Director General, Mr. LI Yong of UNIDO and the Executive Secretary, Mr. Lassina Zerbo of CTBTO. On 16 July 2014 H.E. Ambassador Lourdes O. Yparraguirre, Permanent Representative of the Philippines assumed the Chairmanship of the G-77 for the second half of 2014.

The office provides support services for the preparation of meetings for the VIC-based UN organizations such as UNIDO, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV) and the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO). The office serves as an institutional memory of the G-77 and China to members of the Group, keeps documents and minutes of meetings (regularly prepared by the office) and other relevant information, for Member States to consult. This service is of particular relevance for missions accredited to the VIC-based UN organizations, but located in other capitals. From May to December 1998 the Office of the Vienna Chapter serviced 31 meetings: 11 dealing with UNIDO, 20 with the IAEA and 1 with UNOV. Mr. Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations, visited the office on 29 June 1998. During the year 1999 the Office serviced 86 meetings: 15 on UNIDO, 47 on IAEA, 19 on UNOV and 5 on CTBTO issues. During the year 2000 the Vienna Chapter serviced 108 meetings: 36 on UNIDO, 53 on the IAEA, and 19 on UNOV related matters. In the year 2001 the G-77 Vienna Chapter serviced 116 meetings: 37 on UNIDO, 57 on IAEA, 17 on UNOV and 5 on CTBTO matters. During the year 2002 the G-77 Vienna Chapter serviced 143 meetings: 22 on UNIDO, 49 on IAEA, 41 on UNOV and 31 on CTBTO matters. The Vienna Chapter serviced during the year 2003 - 139 meetings: 23 on UNIDO, 69 on IAEA, 28 on UNOV and 19 on CTBTO matters. During the year 2004 the Vienna Chapter serviced 134 meetings: 27 on UNIDO, 45 on IAEA, 32 on UNOV and 30 on CTBTO matters. During 2005 the Vienna Chapter held 134 meetings: 43 on UNIDO, 44 on IAEA, 27 on UNOV and 20 on CTBTO matters. The Office of the G-77 serviced during the year 2006 - 126 meetings: 47 on IAEA, 29 on UNIDO, 12 on UNOV and 38 on CTBTO matters. During the year 2007, 160 G77 meetings were held: 54 on IAEA, 35 on UNIDO, 41 on UNODC and 30 on CTBTO matters. In the course of 2008, 155 G77 meetings were held: 46 on IAEA, 33 on UNIDO, 44 on UNODC and 32 on CTBTO matters. During 2009 the Group held 170 meetings: 41 on UNIDO, 66 on IAEA, 33 on UNODC and 30 on CTBTO matters. During 2010 the Group held 167 meetings: 18 on UNIDO, 69 on IAEA, 54 on UNODC and 26 on CTBTO matters. During 2011 the Group held 161 meetings: 33 on UNIDO, 56 on IAEA, 49 on UNODC and 23 on CTBTO maters. During the year 2012 the Group held 114 meetings: 28 on UNIDO, 38 on IAEA, 30 on UNODC and 18 on CTBTO matters. During 2013 the Group held 122 meetings: 34 on UNIDO, 44 on IAEA, 27 on UNODC and 17 on CTBTO matters. UNIDO is currently financing the G-77 office.

44th Meeting of the Chairmen/Coordinators of the Group of 77, Vienna 27 May 2013

Opening Statements:
  • Ambassador Mahmoud Elamin, Vienna Chapter
  • Ambassador Miguel Carbo Benites, Geneva Chapter
  • Pictures
  • Reports of Group Meetings held
    Chairmanship of the G-77
    Permanent Missions of the G-77
    Vienna Calendar of United Nations, UNIDO and CTBTO Prep Com Meetings and major IAEA meetings

    Statements/positions of the G-77 and China on

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