9th G-15 summit

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9th G-15 summit
Host country Jamaica
Date February 10–12, 1999

The 9th G-15 summit was held at Montego Bay in Jamaica on February 10–12, 1999.[1]

The summit agenda of the Group of 15 (G-15)[2] encompassed a range of issues.

The gathering brought together leaders, representatives and policymakers from non-aligned nations. African G-15 nations are Algeria, Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, and Zimbabwe. Those from Asia are India, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, and Sri Lanka. Latin American G-15 nations include Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela.


Main article: Group of 15

The Group of 15 was established at the Ninth Non-Aligned Movement summit in Belgrade, Yugoslavia in September 1989.[3]

The G-15 is composed of countries from Africa, Asia, North America and South America. These non-aligned nations joined together to create a forum to foster cooperation and develop information which can be presented to other international groups, such as the World Trade Organization and the Group of Eight. The G-15 nations have a common goal of enhanced growth and prosperity. The group aims to encourage cooperation among developing countries in the areas of investment, trade, and technology.[3]

Leaders at the summit[edit]

Those G-15 nations represented at the summit were Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jamaica, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe.[4] The group's membership has expanded to 17 countries, but the name has remained unchanged.[1]

The leaders of G-15 nations are core contributors in summit meetings.[5] but only some of the heads-of-state were at the Caracas event:


The G-15 nations perceive an ongoing need to expand dialogue with the G8 nations. The G-15 want to help bridge the gap between developing countries and the more developed and industrialized nations.[3]


G-15 nations are united by shared perceptions of global economic issues; and the G-15 provides a structure for developing common strategies for dealing with these issues.[6]

G15 nations have joined together in hopes of escaping from the more polemical atmosphere in other multinational groups and organizations, such as the Group of 77 (G-77).[6]

Within the G-15, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico did not support the confrontationist posture which was adopted by Malaysia.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Muralidharan, Sukumar. "Elusive Consensus," Frontline (India). Vol. 16, No. 05, February 27, 1999; retrieved 2011-08-25
  2. ^ The official website adopts the "G-15" orthography (with a hyphen) in order to distinguish an abbreviated reference to this group in contrast with other similarly named entities.
  3. ^ a b c Prematillake, Tharindu. "Lanka Heads Powerful G-15 Serving Collective Interests," The Nation (Colombo). May 22, 2010.
  4. ^ Afrasiabi, Kaveh L. "Cool G-15 heads take the heat," Asia Times (Hong Kong). May 15, 2010; retrieved 2011-08-26
  5. ^ Rieffel, Lex. "Regional Voices in Global Governance: Looking to 2010 (Part IV)," Archived June 3, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. Brookings. March 27, 2009.
  6. ^ a b Chauhan, Sandeep. Demand for New International Economic Order, p. 129, at Google Books (p. 129)


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Preceded by
8th G-15 summit
9th G-15 summit
Montego Bay
Succeeded by
10th G-15 summit