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 H.E. Ma. Theresa P. Lazaro, Philippine Ambassador and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO (far left), addresses the joint plenary meeting of the Group of 77 (G77) and China and the Non-Aligned Movement held on 27 June 2014 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the G77 and China at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France. Also in the photo are the Chairpersons of the G-77 and China in Paris, the Non-Aligned Movement, and other Electoral Groups in UNESCO.

 

 

 

  –The Philippines, on behalf of the Asia-Pacific member states of the Group of 77 (G77) and China, delivered a statement during the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the G77 and China held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France.

The Philippines is currently Chair of the Asia-Pacific Electoral Group in UNESCO.

In her address, H.E. Amb. Ma. Theresa P. Lazaro, Permanent Delegate of the Philippines to UNESCO, stated that “while the Group of 77 and China was founded 50 years ago, its goals and raison d’etre remain not only relevant in addressing current global challenges, but indeed, are central to realizing our shared vision of a more just, more peaceful, and more equitable and sustainable world.”

The G-77 and China Paris-UNESCO Chapter adopted a Declaration on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Group’s foundation. 

Amb. Lazaro reaffirmed the support of the Asia-Pacific member states to further galvanize solidarity and cooperation between developing countries in UNESCO.  “We firmly believe that South-South cooperation is a key engine for economic growth, global action, and sustainable development,” added Lazaro.

She also underscored the need to integrate the role of culture in the post-2015 development agenda and the importance for the G-77 and China to make its voice heard. 

“In many respects, our success shall greatly define the future multilateral system and it shall also be a measure of the attainment of UNESCO’s objectives… Let us work together to ensure the betterment of present and future generations.” concluded the Ambassador. END