Guyana Elected G77 Chair For 2020

Guyana's Foreign Minister, Hon. Dr. Karen Cummings
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Guyana will serve as Chair of the Group of 77 (G77) for 2020, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Tuesday.

A release from the Ministry said that Guyana’s election follows a decision of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) earlier in 2019, to ensure that a regional candidate assumes chairmanship in 2020 of “this largest negotiating group of developing countries in the United Nations.”

“Consequently, for its accession, Guyana received the unequivocal support of CARICOM and the majority of countries in the Group, including from Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America,” the release said.

The release added that during its Chairmanship, which coincides with the United Nations seventy-fifth anniversary and its national Republic jubilee, Guyana “is committed to endeavour to strengthen multilateralism for the benefit of all developing countries, including by presiding over global sustainable development and climate change negotiations, and efforts to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Organisation.

Please see the full press release here

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