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Symposium: Brazil’s 2019 Chairship of the BRICS, charting a course for 2020

Over the last 11 years the BRICS agenda has rapidly expanded to include a wide array of cooperating and interlinking sectors. As the BRICS partners, and the world, looked to Brazil’s Chairing of the 11th Summit from 13-14 November 2019, the discussions focused on the main theme of ‘Economic Growth for an Innovative Future’. This half day symposium will reflect on Brazil’s key priorities...

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The Best path to a Prosperous Zimbabwe

Join the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, University of Johannesburg and the Institute for global Dialogue for a symposium on The Best Path to a Prosperous Zimbabwe wit keynote speaker Dr GNM Pandor.

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Report: Japan’s G20 presidency: affirming the Asian century’s positive role for global economic governance

In its role as president of the Group of 20 (G20) in 2019, Japan embraced an opportunity to provide strategic leadership in the premier forum for global economic governance. Japan’s presidency comes at a time when multilateralism is in crisis, as is evident in the intensification of trade and geopolitical tensions, the stalled World Trade Organisation (WTO) reform process, the growing backlash over the failure of globalisation to realise equitable distributional benefits... Download full report...

Round Table Discussion in the Run-Up to the Russia-Africa Summit

The Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic of South Africa, Institute for Global Dialogue and the University of Pretoria cordially invite you to take part in Round Table Discussion in the Run-Up to the Russia-Africa Summit on 16 October 2019 at the Library Auditorium, Merensky Library, University of Pretoria, Hatfield Campus.

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BAPA+40, South African and African lessons

The Second High-level United Nations Conference on South–South Cooperation (known also as the BAPA+40 conference), held in March 2019, promised to reinvigorate efforts to further achieve and implement South–South cooperation (SSC). Forty years on, the Global South is shaping its image as a solutions provider. Immense strides have been made in improving access to allow a multitude of state and non-state actors to cooperate...

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Proceedings Report: Appraising the Dynamics of South–South Cooperation and Triangular Cooperation: Lessons beyond the BAPA+40 Conference

The Second United Nations (UN) Conference on South–South Cooperation, otherwise known as BAPA+40, was hosted by Argentina from 20 to 22 March 2019. The conference marked the 40th anniversary of the ground-breaking UN Conference on Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries that was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1978....

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Brazil’s 2019 Chairship of the BRICS, charting a course for 2020
21 November 2019, 09h00
The Institute for Global Dialogue and the South African BRICS Think TankCordially invite you to a Symposium titled Brazil’s 2019 Chairship of the BRI... Read more...

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