We use cookies to provide some features and experiences in QOSHE

More information  .  Close
Aa Aa Aa
- A +

The PA will promote its false construction of Palestinian identity at the G77

12 7 2

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas will today assume the presidency of the Group of 77 developing nations (G77) at a ceremony hosted by the UN General Assembly. According to PA spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh, the appointment, which he described as “an important historical event added to the political achievements of the State of Palestine,” will enable the assertion of Palestinian identity, “which colonial powers have tried to abolish over many centuries.”

The G77, established in 1964, has now expanded to include 134 countries. It stipulates the organisation’s aim to “articulate and promote their collective economic interests” within the UN structure. Article VI of the “Joint Declaration of the Seventy-Seven Developing Countries” which recognises the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) partly states that, “The injustice and neglect of centuries need to be redressed.”

Like other UN initiatives, such a noble aim cannot be followed through. The “collective economic interests” are........

© Middle East Monitor