South-South Cooperation in the News

Paris climate summit will hinge on climate aid: Developing nations

Paris summit to hinge on climate aidBONN, Germany: More funds to help developing nations cope with climate change will be the make-or-break issue when a Paris summit seeks a U.N. deal in December to slow global warming, the main group of developing nations said on Thursday.

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Algeria: Sellal Receives Chairman of Chinese Council for Promoting South-South Cooperation

Sellal Receives Chairman of Chinese Council for Promoting South South CooperationAlgiers — Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal has received, Saturday in Algiers, Chairman of China's Council for Promoting South-South Cooperation Lv Xinhua, who is on a visit to Algeria, said the Prime Minister Office in a statement.

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United Nations recognizes Cuba's role in South-South cooperation

United Nations recognizes Cubas role in South South cooperationCuba has a long tradition in South-South cooperation and a strong presence in the countries of the region, most notably for its development in health and education, said in this capital Myrta Kaulard, resident coordinator of the United Nations System (UNS) in the country.

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China aid to touch $2 billion, but will it get respect?

China aid to touch usd2 billionAfter years of accusations that Beijing spends more of its secretive foreign aid budget on buying access to raw materials than on helping poor people, the Chinese government appears to be edging towards a new approach that's more in line with other wealthy nations.

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China's climate fund a boon: Ecuadorian legislator

Chinas climate fund a boonQUITO, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- China's decision to set up a South-South cooperation fund for combating climate change benefits developing countries, an Ecuadorian legislator said Wednesday.

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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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