of Heads of State and Government
Summits are held biennially; the venue is rotated
among the three developing regions of the South (Africa, Asia, and
Latin America and the Caribbean). Summit
Meetings have been held in Kuala Lumpur 1990, Caracas 1991, Dakar 1992,
New Delhi 1994, Buenos Aires 1995, Harare 1996, Kuala Lumpur 1997,
Cairo 1998, Montego Bay (Jamaica) 1999, Cairo 2000, Jakarta 2001,
Caracas 2004, Havana 2006 and Tehran 2010.
G-15 Ministers of Foreign Affairs usually meet once a year to prepare for the Summit and
to coordinate the work of the Group.
A Steering Committee (TROIKA) comprising Foreign Ministers from the
preceding, present and future Summit host countries is responsible for
overseeing and coordinating the work of the G-15. The Troika Foreign
Ministers are assisted in the coordination of the Group’s activities by
the Troika Personal Representatives of Heads of State and Government
(PRs) in Geneva.
Representatives of Heads of State and
Each member country is represented by a Personal Representative of
its Head of State and Government (PR). The day-to-day work of the G-15
supervised by the PRs who meet regularly in Geneva. The present
Chairperson of the Personal Representatives is Ambassador Ravinatha
Aryasinha, Personal Representative of the President of the Socialist
Republic of Sri Lanka.
Chambers of Commerce, Industry and
The Federation of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Services is a
private sector forum of G-15 member countries whose purpose is to
coordinate and maximize efforts which promote business, economic
development and joint investment in G-15 countries.
Support Facility (TSF)
The G-15 is assisted by a Technical Support Facility (TSF), located in
Geneva. The TSF works under the guidance of the Chairman for the
current year and is responsible for giving substantive and technical
secretariat support for the activities of the Group and for promoting