"A grouping of developing countries that [originated] in the `Caucus of 75' developing countries organized preparatory to UNCTAD I in Geneva in 1964. By the [end of] UNCTAD I the group had expanded [to 77 members] and issued a `Joint Declaration of the 77 Developing Countries.' This numerical designation for the group has persisted, although by 1985 membership had increased to more than 120 countries.U.S., Department of State, Dictionary of International Relations Terms (Washington, D.C., 1987), p. 47.--P. Hajnal's note.