The Group of 77 at the United Nations is a loose coalition of developing nations, designed to promote its members’ collective economicinterests and create an enhanced joint negotiating capacity in the United Nations. There were 77 founding members of the organization, but the organization has since expanded to 132 member countries. Practically speaking (as of 2011), the group can be described as comprising all of UN members (along with the Palestinian Authority) excluding the following:
- All Council of Europe members (with the exception of Bosnia and Herzegovina);
- All Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development members (with the exception of Chile);
- All Commonwealth of Independent States (full) members (with the exception of Tajikistan);
- Three microstates: Kiribati, Palau and Tuvalu.
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