Awni Behnam

Awni Behnam is Honorary President, International Ocean Institute. He was former UN Assistant Secretary-General and Chief of Liaison of the Group of 77 at UNCTAD (1986 -1996).

The unity of the Group of 77 was not founded on homogeneity of political systems or a single identity of economic interests. They were based on a shared and common perception of the inequitable nature of the then existing economic order, the unfair and unethical rules of the game and the necessity to change them.