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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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Report: The Mandela-Obama effect: Legacies, divergences and convergences

One of the major series of events in South Africa in 2018 was the commemoration of the centennial of Nelson Mandela’s birth. At the peak of the event, former US president Barack Obama delivered the sixteenth annual Nelson Mandela lecture on 17 July, 2018. Thousands of South Africans braved the July chill in Johannesburg to listen to the then much-anticipated speech. Millions more around the world tuned in placing the commemoration...

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A Timely Economic Demography Lesson from China for the G20

The 2019 Japanese Presidency of the G20 has added demographics, population ageing in particular, to the list of global risks for discussion. The G20 timing could not be more pertinent: 2018 marked the first time in history that persons aged over 64 out-number children under-five; some 85% of global GDP now generated in countries that are home to newly rapidly ageing populations.

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Reviewing South Africa’s 2018 BRICS Presidency: Taking lessons forward

In 2018, South Africa hosted the BRICS chairship and 10th summit under the theme of “BRICS in Africa: Collaboration for Inclusive Growth and Shared Prosperity in the 4th Industrial Revolution”. A number of actors continue to be proactive in the BRICS fora and thus engage through the following tracks of diplomacy... Download the report...

Brazil’s 2019 Chairship of the BRICS: Priorities & Expectations

This BRICS dialogue was jointly put together by the Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD) and the South African BRICS Think Tank (SABTT) which we are always happy to have as a partner in these types of dialogues. There is immense interest in BRICS and the future of BRICS within South Africa and on a global scale. Download report...

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