South-South Cooperation in the News

South-South cooperation key to development: UN chief

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United Nations: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Thursday highlighted the essential role of South-South cooperation in accelerating achievement of development goals and called on developing countries to further make efforts to boost wealth and knowledge.

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China, Brazil vow to boost BRICS cooperation

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Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Brazilian counterpart DilmaRousseff pledged here on Thursday to boost solidarity and cooperation between BRICS countries.

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BRICS Development Bank Working Out the Details

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The BRICS bloc of large, emerging economies has agreed on the structure of a proposed development bank with $50 billion in capital, but ironing out "difficult" details may take months, Russian Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak said.

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Promoting global south cooperation key for agricultural development, ending hunger

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A senior United Nations official has stressed the importance of South-South cooperation to advance agricultural development in developing countries, adding that this collaboration can also help end hunger in the African continent.

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Africa: FAO Highlights Potential of South-South Cooperation

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Buenos Aires/Rome — FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva highlighted the potential of South-South Cooperation and reiterated the commitment of the Organization "to strengthen and channel the exchanges between Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa with the aim to adopt, adapt and broaden best practices that promote agricultural development."

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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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