ILO: South-South cooperation can improve working lives of millions

South South cooperation can improve working livesSouth-South cooperation can contribute in raising “the living standards of millions of women and men through decent jobs,” said International Labour Organization (ILO) Director-General Guy Ryder on September 12.

The United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation was celebrated on Saturday and the ILO chief urged policy-makers and the international community to encourage the solidarity of South-South cooperation, as it will help the United Nations to achieve the goals included in the 2030 Development Agenda.

Source: New Europe/NEOnline/GK
Available: http://neurope.eu/article/ilo-south-south-cooperation-can-improve-working-lives-of-millions/ 

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Funded by the Open Society Foundation for South Africa (OSF-SA), the project focuses on the changing dynamics and implications of South- South cooperation, in the context of South Africa's avowed commitment to this cause in its international relations. The need to understand the complexities of South-South dynamics and their implications for foreign policy is particularly urgent for South Africa, which, while working to advance South-South multilateralism, must also contend with the corresponding need to remain true to other universal values underpinning its foreign policy as well as guarantee the specific interests of its immediate environment, that is, the African continent.

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In recent times, South-South cooperation has received renewed attention, inspired mainly by the emergence of new southern clubs such as IBSA, BRICS and CELAC. This trend reflects a growing push by developing countries to respond to current global challenges in a coherent and concerted manner.

 

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The aim of the project is therefore to contribute, through critical research and dialogue, towards a nuanced understanding of contemporary South-South cooperation. In particular, it seeks to appreciate the basis on which countries in the South cooperate or compete with one another, and the implication of these dynamics for South Africa's policy.

 

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