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Thursday, December 20, 2018
PA to Lead World Group of Developing Nations
The "Group of 77”
(G-77) developing nations is a powerful entity on the UN and the
international stage. It is the largest Third World bloc, today
numbering 134 member states with 80 percent of the world’s population.
The "State of
Palestine” – the Palestinian Authority – is set to chair the G-77 for
a year beginning on January 1, 2019, and will likely use this clout to
advance its own political agenda.
The Palestinian Authority
should not be allowed to chair the group due to incompatibilities
between the principles of the G-77 and the laws, policies, and actions
of the Palestinian Authority. These incompatibilities are evident when
juxtaposing the Palestinian Authority’s laws, policies, and actions
with some of the fundamental principles of the G-77, as delineated in
their 2014 declaration, "For a New World Order for Living Well.”
These principles include
gender equality, improving the practice of democracy, eradication of
poverty, coexistence with the environment, and fighting corruption.
This study’s findings show
that the Palestinians have violated over two dozen articles of the
By appointing the
Palestinians as chairman, the G-77 is sending a message that abusive,
undemocratic, corrupt governance is entirely permissible and even
The G-77 should immediately
annul the Palestinian appointment, and instead elect one of its
numerous other members who would be much more suitable for the
position. If the Palestinian Authority were to change its method of
government to more closely align with the principles of the G-77,
their nomination could be reconsidered.