Group of Fifteen (G-15)

Groupe des quinze

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Sep 1989, as Summit Level Group of Developing Countries, following conclusion of 9th S-XS0033 - Conference of Heads of State or Government of Non-Aligned Countries, Belgrade (Serbia-Montenegro). Full title: Group of Fifteen - Summit Level Group of Developing Countries (G-15) Also referred to as Group of 15 -- Groupe des 15.


Stimulate greater and mutually beneficial cooperation among developing countries, especially in the areas of investment, trade and technology; act as a catalyst for greater South-South cooperation, lending greater cohesion and credibility to developing countries in their efforts to pursue a more positive and productive North-South dialogue; facilitate national efforts for development and economic progress; serve as a forum for regular consultations among developing countries so as to coordinate policies and action of South countries at global level; assist in the formulation and implementation of programmes of cooperation.


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Summit (rotating among the 3 developing regions of the South). Ministers of Foreign affairs meet annually in New York NY (USA) with other Ministerial Meetings held as necessary. Personal Representatives of Heads of State and Government meet regularly in Geneva (Switzerland). Steering Committee (TROIKA), comprising Foreign Ministers from the preceding, present and future Summit host countries, is responsible for overseeing and coordinating work of G-15. Troika Foreign Ministers are assisted by Troika Personal Representatives of Heads of State and Government (PRs) in Geneva. Each member country is represented by a PR in regular meetings of the Group. Technical Support Facility.


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