Mr. Chair,

1. I have the honor to convey this statement on behalf of the Group of 77 and China at the closing of the Fifth Committee for the second resumed and final part of the seventy-fourth session of the General Assembly.


1. The Group of 77 and China has joined the consensus on the draft decision on the Revitalization of the Work of the Second Committee. We are of the firm conviction that the revitalization of the work of the Second Committee is intended to strengthen the work of the Committee, enhance international development, and accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Moreover, with a view to further improving the work of the Committee, the Group believes that solidarity and a multilateral approach centered on the United Nations is critical to our collective efforts.


1. The Group of 77 and China is deeply concerned that the spread of the COVID19 Pandemic has disrupted lives, livelihoods and economies and challenged health systems all over the world. This has been particularly acute for the most vulnerable amongst us. The COVID-19 Pandemic has emerged as the biggest global public health emergency in decades and the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression of 1930, which has the potential to reverse the development gains achieved over the past decades and exacerbate existing inequalities and vulnerabilities. The Group also notes with concern that the economic recession triggered by the Pandemic is certain to go beyond 2020 for many developing countries.



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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