South-South Cooperation in the News

South–South cooperation in Central Africa: one National Society’s donation to another

southsouthcenafFor years, Red Cross Societies in Central Africa have supported each other in a spirit of mutual assistance and cooperation. To date, that support has largely been expressed through the exchange of expertise during emergency operations.

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World Ocean Week in Xiamen 2013 opens in Wuyuan Bay Friday

worldoceanweekThemed on "Development of Blue Economy-Opportunities, Cooperation and Win-Win", the WOW 2013 includes three main activities: 2013 International Ocean Forum in Xiamen & the 1st China-ASEAN Blue Economic Cooperation Forum, the 6th China (Xiamen) International Boat Show, and the 6th China (Xiamen) International Recreation Fishery Exposition 2013.

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India, Peru to enhance defence ties towards South-South Cooperation

INDIAPERUThe two countries also decided to work towards South-South cooperation and reform of the United Nations Security Council. Besides boosting trade and strengthening economic ties, India and Peru have decided to enhance cooperation in the defence sector and work towards South-South cooperation and reform of the United Nations Security Council.

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Global Community Gathers to Tackle Development Challenges at UN South-South Expo

unepGlobal Community Gathers to Tackle Development Challenges at UN South-South Expo Held for the First Time in Africa Government Ministers, Business Leaders and Experts Spotlight Southern-Grown Solutions and Cooperation Opportunities / Over US$5 Trillion in Reserves and 47 per cent of Global Trade Held by Countries of the Global South.

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UN shares green solutions for development challenges

UNgreenSolDuring the five-day Global South-South Development Expo, Government ministers, business leaders and experts will focus on this year's theme, 'Building inclusive green economies.'

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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.

 

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