South-South Cooperation in the News

PH to join V20 group of countries vulnerable to climate change

PH to join V20 group of countries vulnerable to climate changeThe Philippines, through the Department of Finance (DOF), will join next month the so-called V20 group of finance ministers of countries most vulnerable to climate change.

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South-South cooperation

South South cooperationThe United Nations defines South-South cooperation as a broad framework for collaboration among countries of the South in the political, economic, social, cultural, environmental and technical domains. It takes place on a bilateral, subregional, regional and interregional basis. Countries of the South share knowledge, skills, expertise, resources and solutions; and South-South cooperation manifests itself in the forms of trade, foreign direct investment, regional integration, and technology transfers.

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China's role in UN affairs will get bigger: UNDP administrator

Chinas role in UN affairs will get bigger UNDP administratorUNITED NATIONS, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Thanks to China's own rapid development and its significant contribution to South-South cooperation, China has such a big role to play in UN affairs and the role will get bigger, said Helen Clark, administrator of UN Development Program.

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Interview: World Bank chief lauds China's role in global anti-poverty cause

World Bank chief lauds Chinas roleUNITED NATIONS, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- China has an important role to play in realizing global poverty reduction targets, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said on the occasion of Chinese President Xi Jinping's scheduled attendance at the UN Sustainable Development Summit.

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UN chief stresses South-South cooperation's role in implementing sustainable development agenda

UN chief stresses South South cooperations roleUNITED NATIONS, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has highlighted the key role that South-South cooperation can play in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, to be adopted at an upcoming summit to be held later this month.

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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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