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The Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) has been given the Group of 77/United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) award for 2000. The award is granted to institutions that have made significant contributions to the advancement of science and technology in the developing world. Previous recipients include the South Centre, Third World Network, and North-South Development Monitor. UNDP is the largest source of assistance for development and the main body for co-ordinating the UN's development work. The G-77, with 133 members, is the largest Third World coalition in the UN. Its goal is to advance the developing world's economic interests and to enhance the South's negotiating capacity concerning international economic issues within the UN system.


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