KAMPALA, UGANDA: The prestigious Speke Resort Munyonyo is already gearing up for the highly anticipated Group of 77 (G77) 3rd South Summit that is scheduled to take place at the resort from the 21st to the 23rd of January 2024.
The Summit that was postponed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic will now take place next year under the theme, “Leaving no one behind.”
On Thursday 18th of May, 2023, Amb. Pedroso Cuesta Pedro Luis, the Chair of Group of 77, and his team concluded their four days fact-finding mission on Uganda’s readiness to host the summit and concluded that they were pleased with the arrangements so far being done on the ground.
“We are very pleased because we have seen the magnificent efforts taking place here to ensure the event’s success, and we are convinced it will be a success,” said Amb. Pedroso adding that preparation works including among others, the construction of a state of art conference center at Speke Resort have been done.
In his remarks, Hon. Henry Okello Oryem, Uganda’s State Minister for Foreign Affairs said that the summit will be of economic and social benefit to the country.
“This momentous occasion underscores Uganda’s commitment to promoting collective economic interests and fostering South-South cooperation for development,” he said.
The South Summit is the supreme decision-making body of the Group of 77. The First and the Second South Summit were held in Havana, Cuba, and in Doha, Qatar respectively.
In accordance with the principle of geographical rotation, Uganda was given a chance to host this summit. The Group of 77 is the largest intergovernmental organization of developing countries in the United Nations, which provides the means for the countries of the south to articulate and promote their collective economic interests.
The summit also aims at enhancing joint negotiating capacity on all major international economic issues within the United Nations system, and promote South-South cooperation for development.
As preparations at Speke Resort Munyonyo continue to unfold, anticipation builds for an exceptional event that will shape the future of the participating nations. With its commitment to excellence and dedication to providing a memorable experience, the resort’s experienced team is poised to deliver flawless execution and personalized services tailored to the specific needs of each delegation.
As Uganda showcases its readiness and Speke Resort Munyonyo sets the stage for a momentous gathering, participants can expect a summit that will foster collaboration, empower nations, and pave the way for a brighter future of shared prosperity.
Notably, the construction of a state-of-the-art conference centre at Speke Resort Munyonyo is among the completed preparation works, further enhancing the venue’s capabilities.
Speke Resort Munyonyo, known for its luxurious ambience and world-class amenities, has been meticulously chosen as the ideal venue for this transformative gathering. Nestled in a picturesque setting along the shores of Lake Victoria, the resort offers an enchanting backdrop for productive discussions and meaningful networking. Its state-of-the-art conference centre, complemented by its elegant accommodation and impeccable service, ensures a comfortable and inspiring environment for delegates.
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