Having recognized at numerous occasions that industrialization is an essential driver of economic development in particular for developing countries, the Group has shown continuous support for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). This active support for UNIDO and its mandate to promote inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) is exemplified by the G77’s active participation in all formal and informal forums of UNIDO.


G-77 and China statements during major policy meetings and special activities

General Conference

Eighth Session, 29 November – 3 December 1999 (text)
Ninth Session, 3-7 December 2001 (text)
Tenth Session, 1-5 December 2003 (text)
Eleventh Session, 28 November – 2 December 2005 (text)
Twelfth Session, 3-7 December 2007 (text)
Thirteenth Session, 7-11 December 2009 (text)
Fourteenth Session, 28 November – 2 December 2011 (text)
Fifteenth Session, 2-6 December 2013 (Lima, Peru) (text)
Fifteenth Session, after adoption of the Lima Declaration, 2 December 2013 (text)
Sixteenth Session, 30 November – 4 December 2015 (text)
Seventeenth Session, 27 November – 1 December 2017 (text)

Eighteenth Session, 3-7 November 2019 (text)

Nineteenth Session, 29 November – 3 December 2021 (text); Congratulatory statement to the incoming Director General, 30 November 2021 (text); Tribute statement to the outgoing Director General, 3 December 2021 (text)


Least Developed Countries Ministerial Conference (LDCs)

First Session, LDC Ministerial Meeting, Vienna, Austria, 29-30 November 2007 (text)
Second Session, LDC Ministerial Meeting, Siem Reap, Cambodia, 19-20 November 2008 (text)
Third Session, LDC Ministerial Meeting, Vienna, Austria, 3-4 December 2009 (text)
Fourth Session, LDC Ministerial Conference, Vienna, Austria, 24-25 November 2011 (text)
Fifth Session, LDC Ministerial Conference, Lima, Peru, 30 November – 1 December 2013 (text)
Sixth Session, LDC Ministerial Conference, Vienna, Austria, 26-27 November 2015 (text)
Seventh Session, LDC Ministerial Conference, Vienna, Austria, 23-24 November 2017 (text)

Eighth Session, LDC Ministerial Conference, Vienna, Austria, 2 November 2019 (text)

Ninth Session, LDC Ministerial Conference, Vienna, Austria, 25-26 November 2021 (text)


Industrial Development Board

Twentieth Session, 19-20 November 1998 (text)
Twenty-First Session, 23-25 June 1999 (text)
Twenty-Second Session, 30-31 May 2000 (text)
Twenty-Third Session, 14-16 November 2000 (text)
Twenty-Fourth Session, 19-22 June 2001 (text)
Twenty-Fifth Session, 15-16 May 2002 (text)
Twenty-Sixth Session, 19-21 November 2002 (text)
Twenty-Seventh Session, 26-28 August 2003 (text)
Twenty-Eighth Session, 25-27 May 2004 (text)
Twenty-Ninth Session, 9-11 November 2004 (text)
Thirtieth Session, 20-23 June 2005 (text)
Thirty-Fist Session, 6-7 June 2006 (text)
Thirty-Second Session, 29 November – 1 December 2006 (including G-77 and China Statement on UNIDO 40) (text)
Thirty-Third Session, 26-28 June 2007 (text)
Thirty-Fourth Session, 14-16 May 2008 (text)
Thirty-Fourth resumed Session, 2 September 2008 (text)
Thirty-Fifth Session, 2-4 December 2008 (text)
Thirty-Sixth Session, 23-26 June 2009 (text)
Thirty-Seventh Session, 10-12 May 2010 (text)
Thirty-Eighth Session, 24-26 November 2010 (text)
Thirty-Ninth Session, 22-24 June 2011 (text)
Fortieth Session, 22-24 November 2012 (text)
Forty-First Session, 24-28 June 2013 (text)
Forty-Second Session, 25-27 November 2014 (text)
Forty-Third Session, 23-25 June 2015 (text)
Forty-Fourth Session, 22-24 November 2016 (text)
Forty-Fifth Session, 27-29 June 2017 (text)
Forty-Sixth Session, 26-28 November 2018 (text)

Forty-Seventh Session, 1-3 July 2019 (text)

Forty-Eight Session, 23-25 November 2020 (text)

Forty-ninth Session, 12-15 July 2021 (text)


Programme and Budget Committee

Fourteenth Session, 9-11 September 1998 (text)
Fifteenth Session, 14-16 April 1999 (text)
Sixteenth Session, 4-5 September 2000 (text)
Seventeenth Session, 2-4 May 2001 (text)
Eighteenth Session, 24-25 September 2002 (text)
Nineteenth Session, 28-30 April 2003 (text)
Twentieth Session, 8-9 September 2004 (text)
Twenty-First Session, 10-12 May 2005 (text)
Twenty-Second Session, 5-7 September 2006 (text)
Twenty-Third Session, 2-4 May 2007 (text)
Twenty-Fourth Session, 3-4 September 2008 (text)
Twenty-Fifth Session, 5-7 May 2009 (text)
Twenty-Sixth Session, 7-8 September 2010 (text)
Twenty-Seventh Session, 11-13 May 2011 (text)
Twenty-Eighth Session, 25-26 June 2012 (text)
Twenty-Ninth Session, 22-24 May 2013 (text)
Thirtieth Session, 25-26 June 2014 (text)
Thirty-First Session, 27-29 May 2015 (text)
Thirty-Second Session, 21-22 June 2016 (text)
Thirty-Third Session, 16-18 May 2017 (text)
Thirty-Fourth Session, 19-20 June 2018 (text)

Thirty-Fifth Session, 14-16 May 2019 (text)

Thirty-Sixth Session, 29-30 September 2020 (text)

Thirty-Seventh Session, 26-28 May 2021 (text)

Thirty-Eighth Session, 21-22 June 2022 (text)


Other Meetings

United Nations System-wide Coherence: The Next Steps, 4-5 March 2008 (text)

Global South-South Expo: Message from H.E. Ambassador Mourad BENMEHIDI, Permanent Representative of Algeria to
the United Nations and Chair of the Group of 77 and closing statement by H.E. Ambassador Antonio GARCÍA REVILLA,
Permanent Representative of Peru and Chair of the Group of 77, Vienna Chapter, 19-22 November 2012 (text)

Remarks by the Group of 77 and China on the final draft of the Industrial Development Board’s input to the High-level
Political Forum (HLPF) 2018, 19 April 2018 (text)

Remarks by the Chairman of the Group of 77 on Bangladesh’s attainment of the inclusion thresholds of LDC graduation,
9 May 2018 (text)


Briefing on UNIDO’s response to COVID-19 pandemic with Director General Mr. LI Yong to Member States, 12 June 2020 (text)

Special Activities in 2003

G-77 – UNIDO Joint Development Initiative in Central America “Technical Skills Training and Entrepreuneurship
Development for School Leavers in Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua” – funding provided by the Government
of Austria

The aim of this pilot project is to train 50 interested school leavers, as future entrepreneurs (both men and women) aged
18 and above, from Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. They will be trained in food processing, marketing and
product development, diversification, improving business performance and profitability, management of quality,
cleaner production technologies, standardization and certification issues. At the same time these young people will be
instructed on how to develop and use monitoring indicators. This would result in a concrete employment promotion and
entrepreneurship development venture, whereby support is provided by an ongoing UNIDO project US/CAM/97/140:
Integrated Human Resources Development of Women Entrepreneurs in Food Processing in Central America. A twinning
is to take place with the Central American project in order to use expertise and experience. The Austrian authorities have
accepted to fund this pilot project in the amount of US$ 113,000. The project was officially completed in 2003.

For detailed information kindly contact: a.heuls@unido.org


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