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    Ban Ki-moon expressed his gratitude to the G77, an intergovernmental organization of developing nations at the UN aimed at promoting collective economic interests and cooperation, for the progress that has been made on advancing the fight against climate change.

    UNITED NATIONS, December 10 (Sputnik) — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon thanked China and the G77 group for their contributions to the fight against climate change following a meeting on the sidelines of the Climate Change Conference, a statement published on the UN’s official website Wednesday said.

    Ban Ki-moon “expressed his gratitude to the G77 for the progress that has been made on advancing the fight against climate change since the last meeting of the Conference of Parties in Warsaw last year”, the statement read.

    The G77 group is an intergovernmental organization of developing nations at the UN aimed at promoting collective economic interests and cooperation.

    According to the statement, the UN chief underlined the importance to fight climate change and called for “resilience building, especially among the small island developing states, the least developed countries and countries in Africa”.

    He also thanked the G77 group for its “tireless efforts to help reach an ambitious agreement in 2015, which he said is also fundamental to forging a transformative post-2015 sustainable development agenda”.

    The UN Climate Change Conference is taking place in Lima, Peru from December 1 to 12. The Lima climate talks aim to propose a binding universal draft agreement on climate change, which is expected to be adopted at the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference in France.


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