South-South Cooperation in the News

Global South campaigners tell UK planners: no new opencast coal mines!

no new opencast coal minesRepresentatives of over 50 groups from 23 countries, many in the Global South, who are opposing coal mining and working for climate justice have signed an open letter opposing new UK opencast coal mines, in solidarity with local communities.

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The Global South Will Make Its Contribution to Fighting Climate Change

The Global South Will Make Its ContributionSAN JOSE, Oct 5 2015 (IPS) - Seen for years as passive actors in the fight against global warming, more than 100 countries of the Global South have submitted their national contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and decarbonising their economies.

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Interview: Silk Road is an example of South-South cooperation: UN official

Silk Road is an example of South South cooperationUNITED NATIONS, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- The Silk Road is an example of South-South cooperation, Adam Rogers, the assistant director of the UN Office for South-South Cooperation, told Xinhua in a recent interview.

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G77 Ministers Call for UN Agency for South-South Cooperation

G77 Ministers Call for UN Agency for South South CooperationUNITED NATIONS, , Oct 5 2015 (IPS) - The 134-member Group of 77, the largest single coalition of developing countries at the United Nations, has reaffirmed the overarching objective of eradicating poverty, “which remains the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development.”

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China plays key role in promoting South-South cooperation: UN official

China plays key role in promoting South South cooperationADDIS ABABA - China plays a key role in promoting South-South cooperation through improving "key infrastructure" in developing countries, an official at the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has said.

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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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