A group of 134 developing countries called for a new world order at a two-day summit in Cuba. They point out that they are the biggest victims in the world, both of unequal trade and of global warming.
The countries account for 80 percent of the world’s population and are united in the G77 group. The organization was founded in 1964 to protect the collective economic interests of the Global South, and since its founding, the group has expanded to include 134 countries.
Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canelwho currently chairs the organization, said that until now rich countries have organized the world according to their interests, so now it is their turn “south to change the rules of the game”, Deutsche Welle reports.
According to him, developing countries are the main victims today “multidimensional crises” in a world that includes “unequal trade” and which poor countries “abuses”, and global warming.
The UN Secretary General also attended the summit Antonio Guterreswho said that developing countries “caught in the web of global crises”highlighting climate change and the debt crisis. “The world is letting developing countries down,” he said.
The summit was attended by, among others, the president of Brazil Luiz Inacio Lula da Silvathe Venezuelan president Nicolás MaduroPresident of Colombia Gustavo Petro and President of Argentina Alberto Fernández.
The president of Angola also came Joao LourencoPresident of Mozambique Filipe Nyusi and President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas.
The organization also lists China as a member, but it insists that it is not part of the G77, but that it supports it.