South-South Cooperation in the News

ILO: South-South cooperation can improve working lives of millions

South South cooperation can improve working livesSouth-South cooperation can contribute in raising “the living standards of millions of women and men through decent jobs,” said International Labour Organization (ILO) Director-General Guy Ryder on September 12.

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Is South-South cooperation just a catchphrase?

Chinas helping role in developing nationsThe term global South is often used to lump together everything that is not a traditional industrialised country. But comprised as it is of the nations of Africa, Central and South America and parts of Asia, the global South is much more diverse in capacity and economic activity than the label implies — its emerging markets offer numerous opportunities for economic growth, investment and cultural contribution.

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Seminar calls for stronger South-South cooperation

Is South South cooperation just a catchphraseISLAMABAD: Speakers at a seminar on Tuesday stressed the need for stronger South-South cooperation and triangular cooperation, arguing that it would provide a consolidated foundation for achieving sustainable development goals.

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China's helping role in developing nations' growth

Chinas helping role in developing nationsSince the 1950s, China has been providing what is known as South-South Cooperation to other developing countries in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean and elsewhere. Such cooperation has been received with open arms by all countries, and has increasingly been delivered in partnership with organizations such as ours, the United Nations Development Programme.

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Ban highlights vital role of South-South cooperation in attaining Sustainable Development Goals

Ban highlights vital role of South South cooperationMarking the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the acceleration of the development momentum across the global South, while the UN labour chief highlighted the great potential for developing countries working together to help improve the working lives of millions.

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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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