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The Trump administration, which has made it a habit of distancing itself from compacts to which the US had solemnly subscribed, cannot be expected to be more sympathetic to the BBNJ aspirations of the G-77 and the EU any more than the Obama administration.
The group is "a very important venue for dealing with the concerns of the developing world," he said, adding that "we look forward to working with the G-77 and its leadership as we face the challenges of the coming year."
The issue that riles the G-77 is the veto which, many feel, has become a tool for the UNSC members to assert the narrow self-interests of an individual permanent member rather than stop conflict and suffering, and contribute to the betterment of mankind.
The Iranian ambassador reiterated that foreign ministers of the G-77 overtly supported the Joint Comprehensive Plan of action (JCPOA), also referred to as the Iran deal.
(61.) Kathryn Hochstetler, "The G-77, BASIC, and Global Climate Governance: A New Era in Multilateral Environmental Negotiations," Revista Brasileira de Relaqoes Internacionais 55 (2012): 53-69, at 64-65.
China offered its proposal as a special guest at a two-day G-77 summit for developing nations.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Bolivia's President Evo Morales inaugurated the G-77 summit, which marked the 50th anniversary of the group's founding.
He again made front-page news for his poor, forgotten, indigenous nation of the South American highlands in January when he accepted the presidency of the Group of 77 (G-77) developing countries.
"The G-77 [a loose coalition of developing nations] is a key voting bloc," Kailas explained, because of its size and diversity.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday stressed the importance of the participation of the bloc of developing countries known as the Group of 77 (G-77) and China in shaping the global development agenda beyond 2015.
"In the current global situation, groups like the G-77 and NAM can play a constructive role in global equations," Rouhani said in a Tuesday meeting with Fijian Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama on the sidelines of the 68th annual session of the UN General Assembly in New York.