Home|South-South Cooperation|South-South Cooperation in the News|Statement on behalf of the Group of 77 and China by H.E. Ambassador Kingsley Mamabolo, Permanent Representative of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations, Chair of the Group of 77 China, at the Second Drafting Session on the Zero Draft in Prep

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Statement on behalf of the Group of 77

As a first, and critical, priority, the Group of 77 and China requests further clarity on the proposed process to be followed during this important Session. This pertains, inter alia, to the timing around inter-sessional consultations and drafting sessions to cover important work to assist all of us to reach an outcome in Addis Ababa. Resolution 68/279 of the Modalities for the third International Conference on Financing for Development expressly provided for this possibility in Operative Paragraph (OP) 13. The Group would like to recommend to the Co-Facilitators to further explore the possibility of having additional consultations and drafting sessions between the second Drafting Session and the final Addis Ababa Conference. This would provide the time necessary to complete our important work of finalizing a strong, meaningful Outcome Document, building on the conceptual framework of the Monterrey Consensus and the Doha Declaration. The Group is of the firm view that this is necessary, in order to deliver tangible and meaningful progress before delegations depart New York for the third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa.

Available: http://www.dirco.gov.za/docs/speeches/2015/mama0413.htm 

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