Antigua calls for global action to end hunger

Antigua calls for global action to end hungerThis week the whole world is watching New York.

With the very first visit to the city by the very first Papal leader from the Americas — Argentina-born Pope Francis is attracting the attention of 70 million Roman Catholics who reside in the USA.

In addition, the fact that 144 heads of governments will convene the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly here is also an internationally alluring magnet to view.

Add to that performances by Beyonce, Pearl Jam and Coldplay at the Global Citizens Festival in Central Park on Saturday, and the South-South Awards slated to reward governments, organizations and individuals for making strides in combating poverty and hunger, hardly any other city comes close to rivaling the attention the city is attracting this week.


About The Project

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.

Key Themes

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.


Aims and Objectives of The Project

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.


Contact details
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