South-South Cooperation in the News

Scaling-up Global Support for South-South and Triangular Cooperation In the Context of the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Scaling up Global Support for South South and Triangular CooperationLadies and Gentlemen,

The multi-polarity of the international system has manifested itself in a rebalancing of international cooperation, and South-South Cooperation (SSC) is an integral part of this, with the emergence of new actors, financiers, innovators and providers.

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Intervention at the High-level Multi-stakeholders Strategy Forum on South-South Cooperation Leadership Roundtable

Intervention at the High level Multi stakeholders Strategy ForumDelivered at the High-level Multi-stakeholders Strategy Forum on South-South Cooperation Leadership Roundtable in Macao, China on 25 August 2015.

South-South Cooperation (SSC) needs to now be aligned, enhanced and structured to correspond with the priorities of the soon-to-be-adopted post-2015 sustainable development agenda.

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BRICS New Development Bank: Glass is half full

BRICS New Development BankThe concept of BRICS and the groupings' ambitious efforts have come under criticism from both the international community and a certain section of the Indian intelligentsia. However a deeper look reveals there is much to be optimistic about.

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UN holds high-level strategy forum in town for South-South cooperation

UN holds high level strategy forumThe United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) is holding a high-level, multi-stakeholder strategy forum in Macau.

Kicking off yesterday, the two-day gathering focuses on scaling up global support for South-South and triangular cooperation in the context of the UN’s Post-2015 Development Agenda.

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Terrorism: Pakistan, Nigeria Have A Lot To Share – Pakistani Envoy

Terrorism Pakistan Nigeria Have A Lot To ShareThe Ambassador of Pakistan to Nigeria, Lt. General Agha Muhammed Farooq (rtd.), has said that Pakistan and Nigeria have a lot to share in the fight against terrorism saying that he is hopeful that Nigeria will conquer its challenges.

Farooq, who gave the assurance at the 68th Independence Day anniversary of his country in Abuja, described terrorism as a common challenge.

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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
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