South-South Cooperation in the News

Argentina signs with Belize a South/South cooperation agreement in several fields

argentinaAs part of Argentina's foreign policy to increase links and cooperation with the Caribbean, Foreign minister Hector Timerman and his peer from Belize, Wilfred Elrington signed a South to South cooperation agreement which covers several fields and

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Smt. Krishna Tirath Inaugurates 2nd High Level Meeting on South-South Cooperation for Child Rights in Asia and the Pacific

krishnatirathNew Deli: Smt. Krishna Tirath, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Women and Child Development inaugurated the Second High Level Meeting (HLM) on South-South Cooperation for Child Rights in Asia and

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EPILOGUE: Laying the BRICS of a New Global Order

franciskornegayIn the aftermath of the 5th BRICS Leadership Summit hosted by South Africa in Durban on 26-27 March 2013, there are a number of observations to be made against the background of a dynamic global economic context.

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G-15 Calls for Heightened South-South Cooperation

8 copyThe G-15 foreign ministers, meeting on the sidelines of the General Assembly last week, renewed their commitment for enhanced engagement and cooperation among themselves, as well as with the relevant Geneva-based institutions.

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The FAO Acknowledges Cuba’s Contribution to South-South Cooperation

7 copy copyHavana, Cuba, Oct 15. - Cuba's contribution to the South-South cooperation projects and its willingness of cooperating more with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), was highlighted on Monday in this capital.

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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.


Contact details
Address:   3rd Floor Robert Sobukwe Building
263 Nana Sita Street
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PO Box 14349
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